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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2006 with 321 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2005 with 321 to follow.
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Iowa quarter to launch Friday

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The official launch of the new Iowa quarter was scheduled Sunday be held Friday on the west steps of the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines.

New Iowa quarter bothers folk in Nebraska

OMAHA, July 14 (UPI) -- Some Nebraskans believe the new Iowa state quarter steals an idea that came from Nebraska, the Omaha World-Herald reported Wednesday.

Iowa city hires British museum architect

DAVENPORT, Iowa, July 1 (UPI) -- The board of the Figge Art Museum announced Wednesday it has retained British architect David Chipperfield to design its new $34.4 million museum building on th

Don't go home Sunday to visit this mother

DETROIT, May 7 (UPI) -- One of the most famous American mothers won't be at home on Mother's Day -- the painting "Whistler's Mother" is in Detroit on tour.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2004 with 322 to follow.
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Steuben gave U.S. glass its modern glamour

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Between 1930 and 1960 Steuben Glass brought modernity and glamour to American crystal glass that previously were to be found only European glass, especially the engraved crystal produced by Orrefors in Sweden.
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Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century.

His family moved to Cedar Rapids after his father died in 1901. Soon thereafter he began as an apprentice in a local metal shop. After graduating from Washington High School, Wood enrolled in an art school in Minneapolis in 1910, and returned a year later to teach in a one-room schoolhouse. In 1913 he enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and did some work as a silversmith.

From 1920 to 1928 he made four trips to Europe, where he studied many styles of painting, especially impressionism and post-impressionism. But it was the work of the fifteenth-century Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck that influenced him to take on the clarity of this new technique and to incorporate it in his new works. From 1924 to 1935 Wood lived in the loft of a carriage house that he turned into his personal studio at "5 Turner Alley" (the studio had no address until Wood made one up himself). In 1932, Wood helped found the Stone City Art Colony near his hometown to help artists get through the Great Depression. He became a great proponent of regionalism in the arts, lecturing throughout the country on the topic.

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