Grant Wood’s “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” (1931)

The New York Times has a great read this morning on the Grant Wood exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. It is here. I wish I could see it. Ever since I was a child, we’ve had “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” print. It was in the den. This painting fascinated me a child: the bird’s eye view of Paul Revere on his horse; the dramatic moonlight; the brightly lit houses and shadows, and so on. It still does. Now we have this painting in one of the bedrooms at our cabin in Lake Tahoe. A good, lasting memory.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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