2 March 2006
Grant Wood (1892-1942)
Charles Manson as Silenus
chalk and oil on paper mounted on masonite
36 x 29 in. (91.4 x 73.7 cm.)
Executed in 1938.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. Stamats, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, circa 1972.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
J.M. Dennis, Grant Wood: A Study in American Art and Culture, New York, p. 62, no. 63, illustrated.
H.E. Brown, Grant Wood and Marvin Cone: Artists of an Era, Ames, Iowa, insert after p. 84, illustrated.
Charles Manson was the president of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce when the present work was executed.
A closer look at the life, loves and landscapes of the ‘mother of American modernism’
The artists who brought modernism to America, and whose works feature so prominently in The Michael Scharf Family Collection
From industrial landscapes to desert vistas via Paris and abstraction, illustrated with works from The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection and our American Art sale
The Wyeth name references a a dynasty of skilled painters who have collectively set the standard for American realism
The remarkable story of Luca Pacioli’s 600-page tome, published in 1494, described as ‘the most influential work in the history of capitalism’