Thomas Fisk Goff was born in London, England . He is known for his impressionist landscapes of Central California coastal and inland areas. His favorite subjects were the old barns of the Central Coast and Morro Rock, in Morro Bay, California.
By the 1920's Goff had settled in Los Angeles, California. As the owner of Crescent Sign Company, in 1923 he was the designer of the famous Hollywood sign (declared a national historic site in 1973).
In the 1930's he was an employee of the Federal Art Project of the Work Progress Administration. For 25 years he was the Field Director of the American Red Cross; he retired in 1955 and moved with his wife to Atascadero in 1960.
He was a prolific painter and exhibited widely.
Goff died in Atascadero, California.
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