RAiR | 1969-70
William Goodman (b. 1937) was born in Wimbledon, England. After serving in the Royal Navy for two years, he moved to the United States in 1959 to pursue a career in sculpting and painting. The California School of Fine Arts (now The San Francisco Art Institute) set him on the path as a sculptor in steel. He left his position as an instructor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque to participate in the RAiR program and took up residence near Roswell. William is best known for his massive scale steel sculptures and for his large, complex oil paintings. His work is held in the collections of, amongst others, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe and the Oklahoma Arts Center in Oklahoma City. The birth of a grandson in 2004 set him on a new path – the creation of mechanical toys and games.