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Glenna Goodacre

Biography - Glenna Goodacre

Beginning with drawing and painting, Glenna Goodacre's career in the visual arts spans over four decades, but in 1995 she celebrated her 25'' year as a sculptor with a retrospective exhibition and a major catalog from Texas Tech University Museum in leer home town of Lubbock, Texas. She specializes in expressive, sensitive portraits and children in action, always with the emphasis on interesting composition. Goodacre's commissioned bronze portrait figures and busts are in public collections in 10 states in the U.S.A. Her work is represented in numerous private, corporate, municipal, national, and international collections. She is perhaps most well known for her bronze Vietnam Women's Memorial at the Vietnam "Wall" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since its dedication on November 11, 1993, countless visitors have paid homage to the women who served in the Vietnam War. In national exhibitions, her work has won numerous awards from the National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, Knickerbocker Artists, and The National Academy of Design. She has been a member of National Sculpture and Allied Artists since 1977, won the National Academy of Design Gold Medal in 1978, was elected a Fellow of The National Sculpture Society in 1981, was awarded the Knickerbocker Artists' Gold Medal in 1993, and in 1994 she was elected a member of the National Academy of Design. In 1994 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her alma mater Colorado College, and in 1996 she received an Honorary Doctorate from Texas Tech University. She was born in Texas and began her art career there, graduated from Colorado College, and studied at the Art Students League in New York.