Glenna Goodacre Bronze Bust of Young Girl

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Glenna Goodacre, Sculpture Artist
  • Category: Bronze Sculpture and other Carving
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: bronze sculpture on marble base
  • Size:
    9” height; 4” width;
    3-½” depth (measurements include base)
  • Item # C4492N
  • Price: $1500

This bronze sculpture was created by Glenna Goodacre, a successful and influential artist who lived and worked in New Mexico for much of her career.  Goodacre is known for her beautiful depictions of the human form, which are included in countless significant public and private collections.  For this modest but beautiful piece, she focused her attention on a young girl’s face, creating a bust on a somewhat small scale.

The girl’s face has a smooth, reflective surface that conveys youth and innocence.  Her hair falls just below her ears.  Her shoulders and neck appear, with a rippled texture that we’ve seen in many of Goodacre’s works.  The bronze itself has a beautifully dark tone, which appears to vary slightly in the girl’s face. It becomes just a bit lighter, drawing the viewer’s eyes to those of the young girl.  This small bust is a wonderful example of Glenna Goodacre’s work.

Artist Signature of Glenna Goodacre, Sculpture ArtistThe back of the bronze is signed G. Goodacre and numbered 31/5.  It is mounted on a black cube.

Glenna Maxey Goodacre (1939-2020) was an American sculptor who was born in Lubbock, Texas and resided in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Goodacre studied at Colorado College and New York’s Art Students League, beginning as a painter before moving towards three-dimensional media.  She is best known for having designed the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington D.C. and the obverse (or “heads” side) of the U.S. Sacagawea Silver Dollar.  In 2003, she completed Philadelphia’s Irish Memorial, a massive public sculpture made to commemorate the many lives lost in Ireland during the middle of the nineteenth century.  Her works are included in many notable public, private and municipal collections around the country.  Goodacre officially retired from sculpting in 2016, and passed away in 2020.


Condition: excellent condition

Provenance: this Glenna Goodacre Bronze Bust of Young Girl is from a private Texas collection

Recommended Reading: Glenna Goodacre: The First 25 Years: A Retrospective Exhibition of Sculpture

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Glenna Goodacre, Sculpture Artist
  • Category: Bronze Sculpture and other Carving
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: bronze sculpture on marble base
  • Size:
    9” height; 4” width;
    3-½” depth (measurements include base)
  • Item # C4492N
  • Price: $1500

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