These People Were “Years Old Today” When They Learned These Amazing Facts

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The farmer’s daughter

An American Gothic painting by artist Grant Wood is one of the most famous works of art in American culture. The popularity of this painting has resulted in parody and interpretation over the years, and it seems that most people who look at the painting have seen it as a portrait of a farmer and his wife.

Art major, however, knows the truth about the iconic painting in us: Wood intended to make a portrait of the farmer and his daughter, not of the farmer and his wife. The woman was inspired by the painter’s sister, who served as a model, and the man with the chilling gaze was inspired by the family dentist.

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