Suburban Apartments

  • Lloyd Goff, Suburban Apartments, 1934, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor, 1964.1.155

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Lloyd Goff painted Suburban Apartments for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), a New Deal program created by the federal government to give financial and moral support to American artists during the Great Depression. Artists were encouraged to go out and paint "the American Scene," meaning they should record the look and feel of the country. Suburban Apartments shows apartment buildings in the Washington Heights section of New York City. We do not know much about Goff’s motivation for this painting.

Title
Suburban Apartments
Artists
Date
1934
On View
Dimensions
24 1/8 x 30 1/4 in. (61.2 x 76.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Travel – land – automobile
  • Landscape – season – winter
  • Cityscape – street
  • Figure group
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – apartment
  • New Deal – Public Works of Art Project – New York City
Object Number
1964.1.155
Palette
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