Robert Goodnough


Robert Goodnough (1917-2010) is an accomplished abstract American painter, renowned for his iconic paintings that featured confetti-like arrangements of polygons.

During the 1950s, Goodnough was influenced by Cubism and gestural abstraction. In 1951 he was included in the highly influential 9th Street Art Exhibition curated by Leo Castelli. Goodnough was in good company as this show featured Motherwell, de Kooning and Frankenthaller amongst others. The show heralded a new direction for abstraction in America and the artists associated were collectively referred to as "The New School" even though there were obvious stylistic and ideological differences amongst them.

Gradually Goodnough's compositions and content formed into a refined and clarified arrangement of triangular forms. This collage is a fine emblem of Goodnough's transition from the loose and lyrical approach of Abstract Expressionism to something more structured, more geometric..yet simultaneously a feeling of spontaneity and automatism.

Further scholarship will uncover whether the stained glass window designs that this work relates to were ever realized, it is 

During Goodnough's career he exhibited at the prestigious Tibor de Nagy and André Emmerich galleries.  Today Goodnough's work can be found in numerous public collections including the MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and many more. 

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"Stained Glass Window Collage II"

Collage, 1965

Signed, titled and dated by artist

Titled, various notations and instructions verso.

10‚ÄĚH 6‚ÄĚW (work)

16"H 11.5"W (framed)

Very good condition.

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