Robert Goodnough (October 23, 1917 – October 2, 2010) was an American abstract expressionist painter. A veteran of World War II, Goodnough was one of the last of the native generation of the New York School; (although he has been referred to as a believer of the "second generation" of Abstract Expressionists), even while he began exhibiting his pretense in galleries in New York City in the in advance 1950s. Robert Goodnough was in the course of the 24 artists from the total of 256 participants who were included in the well-known 9th Street Art Exhibition, (1951) and in all the behind New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals from 1953 to 1957. These Annuals were important because the participants were fixed by the artists themselves. Early in his career starting in 1950 he showed his paintings at the Wittenborn Gallery, NYC. He had shown at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City from 1952 to 1970 and anew from 1984 to 1986. In 1960 and 1961 he had solo exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago. A veteran of scores of solo exhibitions and hundreds of group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, Goodnough furthermore had solo exhibitions in 1969 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. A major accomplish by Goodnough is included in The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection in Albany, NY. In forward-looking years his paintings were also united with the Color Field movement.
During the 1940s Goodnough graduated from Syracuse University and served in the U. S. Army during World War II. After the exploit in 1946 he attended the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts in New York and the Hans Hofmann summer intellectual in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He earned his master's degree from New York University in 1950 after which he began to exhibit his paintings publicly and then to write articles for ARTnews magazine.
In 1992 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1994.