Marion Grant Wood was born in California on Dec. 26, 1894. A veteran of WWI, Wood settled in San Francisco in 1919 and began painting about 1921 after four years at the CSFA. He was an employee of the Federal Art Project in the 1930s and a resident of San Francisco until his demise on Dec. 17, 1962.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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