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Veryl Goodnight

 (born 1947)
Veryl Goodnight is active/lives in Colorado, New Mexico.  Veryl Goodnight is known for horse and figure sculpture.

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  ...  Displaying 750 of 16792 characters.

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About  Veryl Goodnight

Born:  1947
Known for:  horse and figure sculpture