Ellen Henne Goodale 1915 - 1991. Born in Seattle, Washington, she studied art at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, the Butler Institute in Youngstown, Ohio, and under artists Eliot O'Harra and Hana Meyercastle.
She returned to Seattle and went to work as a designer in a neon sign shop where she met her husband artist Harvey B. Goodale. For awhile they lived in San Francisco and Reno, Nevada. In 1943 the couple moved to Alaska. After brief stays in Ketchikan, Juneau and Haines, the couple settled in Anchorage. After a short stay in Copper Center, they settled near Upper Fire Lake in Chugiak. For a time Mrs Goodale showed her work at the famous Nugget Shop Gallery in Jeneau along with fellow Alaskan artist Sydney Laurence.
Ellen Henne Goodale, who usually signed her work "Henne" is best known for her dog-team pictures and portraits of Native Alaskan's. Ellen Henne Goodale died May 20, 1991 in Anchorage.
Leo J. Oaks, Southern Oregon Fine Art