Joe Goode

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Joe Goode
JoeGoode inhisstudio 1968.jpg
"Joe Goode in His Studio", 1968 (photo by Jerry McMillan)
Born 1937 (age 78–79)
Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.
Nationality American
Known for Painting
Movement Pop Art
Untitled (Ocean Blue #12) by Joe Goode, 1988, Honolulu Museum of Art

Joe Goode (born 1937) is an American artist. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1937. In 1959 he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he attended the Chouinard Art Institute until 1961.

First recognized for his Pop Art milk bottle paintings and cloud imagery, Goode's work was included along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Phillip Hefferton, Robert Dowd, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the 1962 ground-breaking exhibit New Painting of Common Objects, curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Art Museum (now Norton Simon Museum). This historical exhibition was the first museum Pop Art exhibition in the United States.

Through the years, Goode has combined various traditional and non-traditional media in the creation of his artwork. He has explored images which project a way of seeing “in and out” and “up and down” as well as things that can be seen through: milk bottles, oceans, waterfalls, clouds and torn skies. While his subject matter has remained relatively consistent over the years, he has revisited each theme using different media, aiding him in finding unique ways in which he continues to work. Most of the artist's paintings are colorfield, such as Untitled (Ocean Blue #12), from 1988, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art. Other paintings superimpose mundane objects on top of the color field.

Over the past fifty years, Goode’s work has been shown in hundreds of gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide. His work is included in many major museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Menil Collection, The Smithsonian Institution, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Goode currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Selected Collections[edit]

American Federation of Arts, New York, New York, Azzurra, Marina Del Rey, California, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Donald Bren Foundation, Los Angeles, California, Executive Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, California, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas, Henry Art Gallery Collection, Seattle, Washington, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, Museum of Modern Art, Jerusalem, Israel, Museum of Modern Art, New York New York, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, Oklahoma Arts Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Art Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida, Pomona College Art Museum, Claremont, California, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, The St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, Virginia, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Awards and Grants[edit]

American Foundation of Artists, Cassandra Foundation, Copley Foundation, Maestro Grant, California Art Council, National Endowment for the Arts


  • Pop Art, Lucy R. Lippard, Praeger
  • Pop Art Redefined, Barbara Rose, Praeger
  • American Pop Art, Lawrence Alloway, Macmillan
  • An Illustrated Dictionary of Pop, Jose Pierre, Barrons
  • The Painter and The Photograph, Van Deren Coke, University of New Mexico Press
  • The New Paintings, Udo Kulterman, Praeger
  • California Art Review, Les Krantz, American References
  • Who's Who in American Art, R.R. Bowker
  • L.A. Pop in the Sixties, Ann Ayres, Newport Harbor Museum
  • "Ashes" exhibition statement, DNJ Gallery

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