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Image Credit: Henri Matisse (French 1869-1954) Reader with Bouquet of Roses, 1925 Lithograph on paper, 6” x 9 1/2” Gift of Gertrude A. Goodman Collection of El Paso Museum of Art © 2016 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Intimate Figures Exhibit opens Sunday at El Paso Museum of Art

The El Paso Museum of Art is celebrating the generosity of longtime supporter Gertrude Amelia “Sugar” Goodman with the exhibit Intimate Figures: French and American Prints from the Goodman Gift that opens to the public on June 12.

Goodman, who passed away in January, was an avid art collector and philanthropist; she promoted many local artists, served as Vice-

Mary Cassatt (American 1844–1926) Looking into the Hand Mirror, No. 2, about 1905 Drypoint on paper, 8” x 5 1/2” Gift of Gertrude A. Goodman Collection of El Paso Museum of Art
Mary Cassatt (American 1844–1926)
Looking into the Hand Mirror, No. 2, about 1905
Drypoint on paper, 8” x 5 1/2”
Gift of Gertrude A. Goodman
Collection of El Paso Museum of Art

President of the first Board of Directors of the El Paso Museum of Art Association, and began the Association’s Members Guild to support the purchase of EPMA acquisitions.

She also donated almost 200 artworks from her private collection to the El Paso Museum of Art in 2014.

Celebrating her art, life, and spirit, this exhibition highlights a portion of Goodman’s recent donation and presents some masters not previously represented in the museum’s collections.

This includes artwork from the 19th to 20th century with artists such as American Mary Cassatt and Frenchman Henri Matisse, French Impressionists Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Jean-Louis Forain, American social realists Barbara Latham, Marion Greenwood, John Sloan, and Fritz Eichenberg, and other artists.

The free exhibition is open to the public through October 16.

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