32c "American Gothic" stamp

United States Postal Service1998-08-27

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

"American Gothic", 1930, by Grant Wood (1891-1942) has become the classic image of upright, American self-reliance. Known as an example of Regionalism, this work is a celebration of the national heartland and the agrarian life. It also captures the austerity of the Depression years.
© The Art Institute of Chicago

This stamp was one of the "Four Centuries of American Art" commemorative stamps issued on August 27, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. The pane features twenty American paintings. An inscription on the back of each stamp describes the painting and artist.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (July 30, 1998)

Scott Catalogue USA: 3236q

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Museum ID: 2000.2021.180

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  • Title: 32c "American Gothic" stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1998-08-27
  • Subject Keywords: Grant Wood
  • Medium: paper; ink; adhesive