Oral history interview with Sidney Goodman, 1990 Nov. 1

Goodman, Sidney , b. 1936
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Size: Sound recording 5 sound cassettes
Transcript 270 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Sidney Goodman conducted 1990 Nov.1, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Goodman discusses his family and early life in Philadelphia; his studies at the Philadelphia College of Art with Morris Berd, Jacob Landau, and Larry Day; military service; traveling to Europe and the art collections he visited; teaching at the PCA and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and his students; his 30 year relationship with the Terry Dintenfass Gallery; sales and exhibitions; and a lengthy discussion of his paintings, drawings and sculpture, including the importance of photography, the stylistic changes in his art, subject matter including his interest in portraiture, nudes and landscapes, and his most recent work.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sidney Goodman (1936- ) is a painter and sculptor from Philadelphia, Pa.

These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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Interview Transcript

This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sidney Goodman, 1990 Nov. 1, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Note: This typewritten transcript was scanned and run through optical character recognition software (OCR). However, the resulting OCR text has not been reviewed or edited for accuracy.



This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sidney Goodman, 1990 Nov. 1, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.