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Lloyd Goff (1908 - 1982)  Artworks >>

Lloyd Goff's art career began in Dallas, Texas where his talent was early recognized. His paintings were regularly exhibited at Annual Texas Artists Exhibitions and other venues from 1925 through the 1930s, including the now legendary "Nine Young Dallas Artists" (1932) and "Texas Centennial Exposition" (1936). As a W.P.A. artist, Goff made a significant contribution to mural painting during the 1930s, painting his own commissions from the Treasury Department and corporations, as well as assisting Paul Cadmus, Reginald Marsh, and Edward Laning on important commissions they had received. Goff's murals are preserved in the U.S. and Canada, notably the U.S. Post Office in Cooper, Texas. From 1936 to 1940, Goff studied on a scholarship in New York at the Art Students League with George Grosz and Kenneth Hayes Miller. In 1939, Goff was chosen to exhibit several works at the New York World's Fair, and that same year the Whitney Museum purchased one of his paintings--a milestone for a Texas artist at that time. At age 32 in 1940 Goff moved to New Mexico where he studied and taught at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque until 1945 when he moved back to New York City. Although he travelled and painted all over the world into the 1970s, particularly in Mexico, he kept homes in New Mexico, Texas, and New York throughout his life. He always steadfastly insisted that he was a "Texas artist". Goff's paintings, drawings, and lithographs are in the permanent collections of many museums including: Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Dallas Museum of Art; Library of Congress; Whitney Museum of American Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Albuquerque Museum of Art; Roswell Museum of Art; and others. Source

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