Curator Socks

American Gothic Socks


Artist: Grant Wood

Created: 1930

Dimensions (cm): 78 × 65.3

Format: Oil on beaverboard

Location: Art Institute of Chicago

American Gothic is inspired by what is now known as the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, Wood’s native town. It portrays a farmer standing beside his daughter – often mistaken by his wife - dressed in a colonial print apron, while the man holds the pitchfork and wears a striped shirt and overalls.

After Wood’s period in Europe where he studied Flemish Renaissance art, he became more interested in midwestern culture and decided to celebrate the rural American values. Although often seen as satirical, American Gothic became one of the most iconic images in 20th-century American art and culture.

80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
Made in Portugal using the most advanced craftsmanship to produce the finest seamless socks.

Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron.

For men:
- Large: L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (8-12)
- Medium: M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (4½-7½)

For women:
- Large:  L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (10-12½)
- Medium:  M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (6-9½)