Rowan, Edward Beatty, Edward Beatty Rowan, 1891-1942
Daughters of the American Revolution
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)
1934 Feb. 6
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Letter : 2 p. : typescript ; 27 x 21 cm.
Wood comments happily on the continuation of the Civil Works Administration (a later name for the Public Works of Art Project) and offers his services to continue as a state head for the project, he also recommends Elizabeth Olds for another position; he discusses some visitors, an article from the Des Moines register on Iowa artists, and the controversy over his painting Daughters of Revolution. Referring to the Baltimore chapter of the DAR who suspect he is a communist, he signs the letter "Grant 'Red' Wood." He also includes a limerick as a postscript.
Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan, 1934 Feb. 6. Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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