The Grell Family, Bluffs Arts Council and Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors (IOWA) are pleased to offer a public exhibit of works by renowned Iowa artists Louis Grell (1887-1960) and Grant Wood (1891-1942). Currently on display are sections of the “Corn Room” mural from the Chieftain Hotel by Grant Wood, famous for his 1930 “American Gothic” and works of Louis Grell, the portrait and composition artist, who painted murals across America from 1908 to 1959.
The public exhibit is located at 227 South 6th Street in Council Bluffs, Iowa and will be on exhibit for at least a year in the county building lobby.
The five works by Louis Grell, native of Council Bluffs, include a large 11 foot by 7 foot “Century of Progress” mural from 1933, the artists Self Portrait, portrait of the artists wife “Friedl”, a painting titled “Johnny Appleseed” and “Discovery” a large allegorical painting depicting Christopher Columbus’s landing in the new world. The Grant Wood mural and the five works by Louis Grell can be viewed at the Pottawattamie County government building lobby during normal business hours starting October 30, 2012.