Joseph Goldyne Biography

Joseph Goldyne




Joseph Goldyne was born in Chicago in 1942. His teachers, Mary Glunt and Leonard Breger encouraged Goldyne to continue his artistic interests while attending grade school. An early perspective of life and career directed Goldyne to other interests, especially in science and medicine. After receiving degrees in Medicine from the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco in 1968, as well as a MA in Art History at Harvard University in 1971, he realized he could not persist these careers at the cost of the exclusion of art.

The artist came to prominence on the West Coast in 1973 with his first solo exhibition at the Quay Gallery, San Francisco. This was also the first exhibition in California devoted exclusively to the monoprint. Goldyne exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Fresno Art Museum, John Berggruen Gallery, Museum of Art at University of Wisconsin, Richard York Gallery in New York, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Goldyne was
one of the founders of 3EP Press. 3EP Press stands for 3 Equal Partners: Paula Kirkeby, Mary Margaret Anderson and Joseph Goldyne.

Throughout his career, Goldyne has made editioned prints, but his attention has been focused on the unique impression as opposed to the production of editions. For that reason, most of his prints are proofs and very few are editioned. The artist's edition prints was presented in 2001 in the exhibition "Selected Prints", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, October 6, 2001 December 17, 2001. Since 1985, Joseph Goldyne has created a number of livres d'artiste, working with printer and designers Andrew Hoyem, Peter Koch and Wesley Tanner among others.