Friday, October 2, 2009

Governor Culver honors Grant Wood with Iowa Award today

DES MOINES – Governor Chet Culver will travel to Iowa City for a special ceremony honoring Grant Wood as the latest recipient of the Iowa Award. Governor Culver announced in August that the Anamosa-born legendary artist Grant Wood, who died in 1942 at the age of 50, would be receiving the award.

“The Iowa Award is our state’s highest civilian honor, and goes to those individuals who embody what it means to be an Iowan,” said Governor Culver. “Through his work, Grant Wood was able to capture the spirit and beauty of our state, and shared that image with the world. Grant Wood is a true Iowan who never lost his love for our state, and I am proud to honor him with the Iowa Award.”

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