The house, designed in the Carpenter Gothic style with a distinctive upper window. It was the backdrop of the 1930 painting American Gothic by Grant Wood, generally considered Wood’s most famous work and among the most recognized paintings in twentieth century American art. Grant Wood, who observed the house only twice in his lifetime, made only an initial sketch of the house-he completed American Gothic at his studio in Cedar Rapids.

The Dibble House 
The American Gothic and the Dibble House (Nan Wood Graham and Dr. Byron McKeeby)

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