Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956); Number 2, 1949, 1949; oil on canvas. Copy Right Holder: 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institutem, Museum of Art, Utica, New York. x1200
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Grant Wood and Cole Porter

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY._x600

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Ever wonder about the previous owners of works in WCMA’s collection? Grant Wood’s Death on the Ridge Road is a striking example. The painting was a gift to the museum by the illustrious songwriter and composer Cole Porter in 1947.

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