A retrospective of the artist’s work arrives in West Hollywood
Much like his gouache paintings, Jeremiah Goodman’s life story has a dream-like quality. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he began drawing at an early age, later pursuing Hollywood set design before finding success in illustration. After a fateful meeting with British star Sir John Gielgud, who took him under his wing, Goodman was invited into the inner sanctums of the famous and powerful, aristocratic and reclusive, and devoted himself to producing watercolor “room portraits,” pieces that evoke the personality and mood of a space.
This month, a retrospective of the artist’s work will be displayed at La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual Legends festival. The 94-year-old will also be making an appearance, signing his book Jeremiah: A Romantic Vision and recounting truths more colorful than fiction. “I had a marvelous time,” Goodman muses. “I met wonderful people who were incredibly kind and generous…Cecil Beaton, now that’s another story…” May 9-June 10; Dessin Fournir, 716 N. La Cienega Blvd., W.H.; lcdqla.com.
Written by ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER.