About the artist:
Bertram Goodman was born in New York in 1904. He studied at the School of American Sculpture from 1923-24 and at the Art Students League in 1925. Goodman has been the recipient of numerous awards: First prize water color, Screen Publicists Guild, 1946; Purchase prize, Abraham Lincoln Gallery, 1947; Joe and Emily Lowe Prize, 1956. He is a member of the Artists Equity Association of which he was Director from 1955-56; Brooklyn Society Artists and American Society of Graphic Artists. His work is in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, and the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio. Goodman has exhibited extensively in one-person and group shows including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The painting, Evolution of the Book at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx was commissioned from the artist around 1936 by the Board of Education and the WPA/FAP. Exhibitions : American Watercolor Society 1922, 1923, 1927, 1948; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1923, 1929, 1933, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944; Brooklyn Museum 1925, 1933, 1939,1947; Art Institute of Chicago 1926, 1940; Museum of Modern Art 1932; Whitney Museum of American Art 1939, 1942, 1943; National Academy of Fine Arts 1944, 1949. Exhibitions : (one-man) Midtown Galleries 1932; Julien Levy Galleries 1939; Harry Lawrence Gallery 1939; A.I. Friedman Galleries 1946; Laurel Galleries 1947. Holdings : Library of Congress; Abbott Laboratories (Chicago); Burton Emmett Collection in New York; Tennessee Wesleyan College; New York Public Library Print Collection ; Abraham Lincoln High School Collection in New York; Julien Levy Collection in New York. Awards : Screen Publicists Guild, First Prize in Watercolor 1946; Abraham Lincoln Gallery, Purchase Prize gouache 1947.