Grant Wood Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Grant Wood Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Photos By Gail

Grant Wood designed this Lounge Chair and Ottoman in 1938 for his own living room. Henry R. Lubben, a Cedar Rapids furniture maker, manufactured the design in a variety of fabrics, with or without tasseled fringe, and sold it in department stores throughthe Midwest as the Grant Wood Lounge Chair.

In 1939, Riverdale Fabrics commissioned Wood to create a textile for them based on his 1932 painting Spring Plowing (textile design seen framed, top image). Wood died before this design went into production and the fabric was never made.

Grant Wood Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit, Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, on View Through June 10th, 2018 at The Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, NYC.

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  1. I own a different style of chair which Grant Wood designed. It is a high round back pleated chair with no fabric covering the legs, which are slightly fluted. We lived in Cedar Rapids. My parents moved there about 1938 and I was born in 1940. My mother was always proud that they had purchased it from that small furniture maker where Grant Wood worked as a designer. I went to Franklin (then) high school.

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