Robert Goodnough (1917-2010) was born in Cortland, NY but spent most of his childhood in Moravia. His early forays into art were undertaken as a student of Walter Long, Cayuga Museum’s founding director and a fine arts lecturer at Syracuse University. Under Long’s recommendation, Goodnough applied for and received a scholarship to attend Syracuse University where he received a B.A. in 1940.

During WWII Goodnough served with the U.S. Army then continued his art training at New York University. His early work had been largly figurative and realistic but he was inspired by seeing a Picasso when serving in WWII and he began to experiment with abstract expressionism. He became known for his signature style using large shapes in strong colors to cover massive canvases.

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