Irish Gothic by Susi Whittaker

Irish Gothic is the latest limited edition in the Irish Terrier Collection by the Artist in Residence at Quay Art in Padstow, Susi Whittaker.

American Gothic

It is based on the most famous painting in American art, American Gothic – the long-faced couple standing sentry before their wooden house in apron and overalls, pitchfork in hand – which is instantly recognisable to millions of people.

In its comparatively short life (it was made in 1930), Grant Wood’s masterpiece has become one of those rare paintings that are constantly quoted in spoofs, advertisements, movies and cartoons, so familiar they can be readily invoked in a quick sketch or even just by one detail, such as the arched window. 

We hope you enjoy this latest twist on this classic painting …
“It has the kind of dogs I fancied should live in that house”

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Irish Gothic by Susi Whittaker
Irish Terriers in Padstow