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Title: Passing Storm
Name: Print
Date: 1936
Period: Depression Era
Medium: Lithograph
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 14 in. (24.8 x 35.6 cm)
Signed: Titled in pencil, lower left, "Passing Storm"; inscribed in pencil, lower center, "100 prints"; signed and dated in pencil, lower right, Lloyd Goff, 1936. Marked with blue grease pencil on back "GOF-3".
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Transferred from the Applied Art Department, Iowa State University. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museusms, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM82.93
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A storm ensues, engulfing people on a rural stretch of road. A lone vintage car can be seen driving off in the distance while a man on a horse rides toward two children bracing themselves against the wind. The sky, symbolic of the economic times, appears in turmoil and the winds violent. Weather was a rural obsession, a daily gamble with sustaining life and crops.

Born in Dallas, Texas in 1908, Goff studied at the Art Students League in New York. He exhibited paintings regularly at the Whitney Annual Exhibition in the late 30s and 40s. Goff taught at the University of New Mexico from 1944 to 1947.