Veryl Goodnight (American, b. 1947)
Bronze sculpture, signed on base, dated: “(19)76” and numbered: “10/21”.
Goodnight has been sculpting since 1973. She has been featured in all major American art magazines, and exhibits in numerous shows, such as Artists of America, Denver, Colorado; Great American Artists, Cincinnati, Ohio; Masters of the American West at the Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles, California; Cheyenne Governor’s Invitational, Cheyenne, Wyoming and the Northwest Rendezvous in Helena, Montana. She is a member of the National Sculpture Society, Society of Animal Artists, Artists of America, Northwest Rendezvous and the American Academy of Equine Art.
During her sculpting career, she has placed work in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Her seven-ton monument to freedom, ‘The Day the Wall Came Down’ is on display at the George Bush Presidential Library. The ‘sister’ casting was unveiled at The Allied Museum in Berlin, Germany by former President George Bush.
Other monuments are on display at The Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, the Houston Astrodome, Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, the Lely Resort in Naples, Florida and the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Goodnight, who lives just north of Santa Fe, teaches once a year at the Fechin Institute in Taos, New Mexico and the Scottsdale Artist’s School in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Goodnight is listed in An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West by Kovinick and Kovinick and Dictionary of American Sculptors: 18th Century to Present by Opitz (ed).