OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
34 X 24 INCHES
Minetta Good was born in New York City in 1895. She received her formal art training from Cecilia Beaux and at the Art Students League under F. Luis Mora. Although a native New Yorker, Good lived in Califon and Freehold, New Jersey for most of the 1920s and 1930s.
She was a versatile painter highly talented in landscape, still life and figurative works. In 1932, she was awarded the prestigious Eloise Egan Prize for best landscape painting by the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors for her canvas, Idle Quarry. Minnetta edged out fellow artist, Fern Coppedge, who was awarded honorable mention for her painting, Three Churches, in the same exhibition.
Good exhibited frequently at such venues as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the City Art Museum in St. Louis and the Salons of America, of which she was one of the founders. She also was the subject of many solo exhibitions, including a showing of her work at the Bamberger Galleries in the early 1930s.
A gifted muralist and printmaker working in New York City for the WPA Project, Good's painting career was cut short due to her untimely passing at the age of fifty-one years old.