Glenna Goodacre

1939 – 2020

Glenna Goodacre


Lubbock, Texas


Child genre and figure sculpture

With a career spanning nearly five decades, Glenna Goodacre has become well-known for her bronze sculptures, specializing in sensitive portraits of children in action. Another subject matter is American Indians including the New Mexico Pueblo Indians exemplified by her depiction of a sacred ceremony, The Basket Dance.

Likely her most important commission is the women’s memorial in Washington D.C. commemorating the women who served in the Vietnam War.  Another prestigious work, “After the Ride,” a seven-foot high statue of President Ronald Reagan, was unveiled in Fall, 1998 at the Reagan Library in Southern California.