House Study, Aerial Perspective

A work made of graphite and colored pencil on yellow tracing paper.

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  • A work made of graphite and colored pencil on yellow tracing paper.

Date:

1919

Artist:

Bruce Alonzo Goff
American, 1904–1982

About this artwork

By the time he was 12 years old, Bruce Goff was working as an apprentice at an architecture firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, yet his most important influences were in Chicago. Goff’s correspondence with Frank Lloyd Wright fueled his independent drive, and projects from his teenage years show a remarkably sophisticated understanding of the Prairie School vocabulary of his mentor, as seen in this dramatic study for a small house.
Presented from an aerial perspective, Goff’s drawing highlights a choreographed procession from interior to exterior, as the stained-glass doors lead to a large, symmetrical porch with trailing flowerboxes and a reflecting pool.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Bruce Alonzo Goff

Title

House Study, Aerial Perspective

Origin

Tulsa

Date

1919–1920

Medium

Graphite and colored pencil on yellow tracing paper

Dimensions

27.2 × 41.9 cm.

Credit Line

Gift of Shin'enKan, Inc.

Reference Number

1990.900.2

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