Goodnough, Robert, 1917-2010

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Robert Goodnough (1917-2010) was a painter; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Robert Goodnough papers, circa 1960-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744426296

Painter; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Robert Goodnough photographs and printed material, 1965-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122389788

Robert Goodnough (1917-) was an American painter and teacher of art, known for modern, non-objective, and collage pieces. He was both an alumnus and faculty member of Syracuse University.

Born in Cortland, New York, Goodnough grew up in nearby Moravia in the Finger Lakes region. Walter Long, a teacher at Syracuse University (SU) Art School, taught Goodnough in high school and suggested he try for a scholarship to SU, which Goodnough received. After graduating from SU Goodnough attended the Ozenfant School of Fine Art and then received his Master's from New York University (NYU). He also attended classes at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Goodnough had annual one-man shows at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City for more than ten years, as well as shows at the Devan Art Gallery in Los Angeles and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1963 he received a Ford Foundation grant. His work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, NYU, Rhode Island School of Design, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Smithsonian.

Goodnough taught at NYU until 1953, and also taught painting at Cornell. He was a critic for Art News magazine (1950-1957) and he is mentioned in USA Now by C. J. Butcher.

Several biographies and collections of reproductions of his work have been published.

From the guide to the Robert Goodnough Papers, 1954-1964, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994. Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Goodnough, Robert, 1917-. Robert Goodnough : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn American Federation of Arts. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969). Archives of American Art
creatorOf Watson/de Nagy & Company (Gallery: Houston, Tex.). Watson/de Nagy & Company gallery records, 1972-1984. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Goodnough, Robert : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Gertrude Kasle Gallery (Detroit, Mich.). Gertrude Kasle Gallery records, 1949-1999, bulk, 1964-1983. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gertrude Kasle Gallery (Detroit, Mich.). Gertrude Kasle Gallery records, 1949-1999 (bulk 1964-1983). Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969) Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stable Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Stable Gallery records, 1916-1999, bulk, 1953-1970. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Goodnough, Robert, 1917- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Goodnough, Robert, 1917-2010. Robert Goodnough photographs and printed material, 1965-1979. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Robert Goodnough Papers, 1954-1964 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Dwan Gallery records, 1959 - circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gertrude Kasle Gallery records, 1949-1999 (bulk 1964-1983) Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stable Gallery records, 1916-1999, bulk 1953-1970 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cayuga Museum of History and Art. Goodnough, Robert Arthur, 1917-2010 : artist file. The Barnes Foundation, Barnes Foundation Libraries and Special Collections
referencedIn Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif. and New York, N.Y.) records, 1959-1971. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Goodnough, Robert, 1917-. Robert Goodnough papers, circa 1960-1979. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Bush, Martin H. person
associatedWith Dwan Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gertrude Kasle Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Gertrude Kasle Gallery (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gertrude Kasle Gallery (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994. person
associatedWith Moffett, Kenworth. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stable Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Stable Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Watson/de Nagy & Company (Gallery: Houston, Tex.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
Subject
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Painters
Painting, American
Art, American
Art
Art
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Birth 1917-10-23

Death 2010-10-02

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