Lloyd Goodrich

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Lloyd Goodrich (July 10, 1897 – March 27, 1987) was an influential American art historian. He wrote extensively on American artists, including Edward Hopper, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Raphael Soyer and Reginald Marsh. He was associated with the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City for many years.[1][2]

During his childhood in Nutley, New Jersey, Goodrich was a close friend of Reginald Marsh, who would later become an important painter. Initially Goodrich considered a career as an artist. He studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League of New York with Kenneth Hayes Miller from 1913-1915. Between late 1915 and summer 1916, he studied with Douglas Volk at the National Academy of Design. In 1916 Goodrich returned to the Art Students League but he gave up his artistic ambitions by 1918. In 1935 the Whitney Museum of American Art named him Research Curator in 1935. He later become the Associate Director in 1948, and then Director in 1958[3] Goodrich died of cancer at the age of 89[4]

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