Judith Godwin

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Judith Godwin (born 1930 Suffolk, Virginia) is an American abstract painter, associated with the Expressionist movement.


Judith Godwin attended Mary Baldwin College for two year before transferring to Richmond Professional Institute, now Virginia Commonwealth University, where she completed her degree in 1952. She moved to New York City in 1953, where she attended the Art Students League. She also studied with Hans Hofmann and Will Barnet. She shared a studio with Franz Kline.[1] Godwin is considered a second-generation abstract expressionist. Her work is influenced by gardening, modern dance, and Zen.

She lives in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, but as a native Virginian, remains a member of the Jamestowne Society. Her papers are held at the Archives of American Art.[2]



  • 2003 Holtzman Art Gallery, Towson University[5]
  • 2009 Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery[6]
  • 2010 Spanierman Gallery[7][8]
  • 2011 Spanierman Gallery[9]
  • 2012 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Anderson Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University

Further reading[edit]

  • Scala, Mark (ed.), Judith Godwin: Style and Grace. University of Washington Press, 1998. ISBN 0-295-97686-1
  • Lowery Stokes Sims and David Ebony, Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions. San Antonio, TX: McNay Art Museum, 2008. ISBN 0-916677-52-4


  1. ^ "Walter Robinson on Judith Godwin - artnet Magazine". Artnet.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  2. ^ Archives of American Art. "Summary of the Judith Godwin printed material, 1992-1996 | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Aaa.si.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  3. ^ "The Collection | Judith Godwin (American, born 1930)". MoMA. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  4. ^ "A Tribute to Judith Godwin - Studio Art". Mbc.edu. 1941-02-16. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Judith Godwin: Paintings | Baltimore City Paper". citypaper.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Judith Godwin Early Abstractions". The Blind Swimmer. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  7. ^ Spanierman Gallery. "Judith Godwin Biography - Abstract Expressionist Painter". Spanierman Modern. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Judith Godwin | City Arts | City Arts". Cityarts.info. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  9. ^ McCarthy, Gerard (2012-09-05). "Judith Godwin - Reviews - Art in America". Artinamericamagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 

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