Glenna Goodacre, Sculpture Artist
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Glenna Goodacre was a Texas-born sculptor who eventually settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She remains one of the most well-known artists in the world of Western sculpture. Her works appear in public, private, municipal and museum collections throughout the United States. The Vietnam Women's Memorial, installed in Washington D.C. in 1993, is likely her most famous piece. She was selected to create the monumental Irish Memorial in Philadelphia which was installed in 2003, a larger than life-size sculpture of Ronald Reagan for the Reagan Library in California, the design of the Sacagawea dollar coin for the U.S. government, and many more monumental and significant works.
Glenna Goodacre (1939-2020) was represented by Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe for over a decade with annual exhibits of her works. A fall at her home in 2007 resulted in a serious brain injury, which put a temporary end to her art career. Goodacre died of natural causes in 2020, leaving behind her an incredible legacy.