was born in New York in 1904. He studied at the School of American Sculpture from 1923-24 and at the Art Students League in 1925. Goodman has been the recipient of numerous awards: First prize water color, Screen Publicists Guild, 1946; Purchase prize, Abraham Lincoln Gallery, 1947; Joe and Emily Lowe Prize, 1956. He is a member of the Artists Equity Association, of which he was Director from 1955-56, Brooklyn Society Artists, and American Society of Graphic Artists. His work is in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, and the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio. Goodman has exhibited extensively in one-person and group shows including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The painting, Evolution of the Book at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx was commissioned from the artist around 1936 by the Board of Education and the WPA / FAP.