American Gothic is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting by artist Grant Wood depicting recognizable American scenery, the movement that made it possble, and the artist who created it all. Who posed for this picture? How did this portrait become a unique American work of art? Who was Grant Wood? Written for elementary students with more factual info and pictures in the Author’s Note at the end of the book. Great for art class and for STREAM Resources.The book was written by Susan Wood and illustrated by Ross MacDonald.