I've always enjoyed Grant Woods light and airy paintings, a quality of whimsical that was way ahead of his time.. I particularly love his landscapes. For those who can't place him, Grant Wood was an American painter who depicted a lot of midwestern landscapes and portraits.. most famous for his "American Gothic" painting, a great painting that has been tragically reproduced and parodied. he died in 1942. He would have been a great animation background artist!