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Oral history interview with Sidney Goodman, 1990 November 1

Goodman, Sidney, 1936-2013

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 5 Sound cassettes Sound recording 270 Pages Transcript

Summary: An interview of Sidney Goodman conducted 1990 November 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 (1936-2013) is a painter and sculptor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sidney Goodman, 1990 November 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.