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Big Wind in Georgia

Georgia’s characteristic red clay soil anchors the bottom of this swirling composition in which both natural and man-made objects are blasted free from their footings. This rootlessness could reflect both the economic uncertainties of the 1930s and such weather-related calamities as the...

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Acquired from the artist by Mrs. M. Travis Grubbs, New Zealand; by 1997, with Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; April 1997, sold by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection


Estate of Hale Woodruff/© Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

about 1933–1936


57.8 x 76.2 cm (22 3/4 x 30 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on Masonite