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.
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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.
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