Works by Glenna Goodacre

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16" x 9" x 9" Bronze
Artist Bio
Santa Fe, NM - A passion for portraying the human figure is reflected in the work of Glenna Goodacre. Ranging from small head studies to heroic public monuments, her bronzes are alive with expression and movement. Her most well-known work is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial installed in Washington, D.C. in 1993.

Goodacre’s ability to capture emotion in sculptural form has been perfected over several decades of an award-winning career. After graduation from Colorado College and study at the Art Students League in New York, she became a successful painter, then, nearly 35 years ago, she made a 6-inch bronze of her young daughter and quickly turned to sculpture. In 1998, her 7½-foot standing portrait of Ronald Reagan was unveiled at the Reagan Library in California. A bronze cast of the same figure is at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Goodacre has more than 50 other bronze portraits in public collections in the United States, including sculptures of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barbara Jordan, Katherine Anne Porter, Scott Joplin, Greer Garson, Dan Blocker, and General “Hap” Arnold.

In 2000, Goodacre’s rendering of Sacagawea, the Native American interpreter for explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, appeared on the face of a new dollar coin issued by the U.S. Mint. Goodacre’s design was selected for its “remarkable emotional depth” from among 121 entries by 20 invited artists. Goodacre’s concept was unveiled by First Lady Hillary Clinton at the White house in 1999.


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