Veryl Goodnight is active/lives in Colorado, New Mexico. Veryl Goodnight is known for horse and figure sculpture.
Biography Veryl Goodnight
Veryl Goodnight began her career as a wildlife artist in the 1970s as a painter, but she
found she enjoyed sculpting, and within five years, was sculpting
exclusively. Later she took up painting again. Of her work she
says: "The horse is my favorite subject. I live with them,
ride them, feed them and clean up after them." (McGarry, 23)
She only works with live models in order to capture the true essence of the animal she is depicting.
In 1998, Veryl Goodnight completed a monumental bronze sculpture
depicting five horses crashing through the rubble of the collapsed
Berlin Wall. Titled The Day the Wall Came Down, the work includes pieces of the Wall, and weighs 14,000 pounds. It is
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