| Glenna Maxey Goodacre Schmidt
(American sculptor and artist)
|Born|| August 28, 1939 |
Lubbock, Texas, USA
|Died|| April 13, 2020 (aged 80) |
Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Spouse|| (1) Ronald William "Bill" Goodacre (married 1961-1983, divorced)
(2) C. L. "Mike Schmidt (married 1995-2020, her death)
Glenna Maxey Goodacre Schmidt, known professionally as Glenna Goodacre (August 28, 1939 – April 13, 2020), was a popular sculptor and painter born in Lubbock, Texas, and based from 1983 until her death in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Goodacre is best known for the Vietnam Women's Memorial installed in 1993 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and for her Sacajawea Dollar. completed in 2000. Her largest sculpture is the Irish Memorial cast in 2002 for Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Goodacre was encouraged at an early age by her parents, real estate developers Homer Glen and Melba Maxey, to pursue her love and talent for art. After Monterey High School in Lubbock, she graduated in 1961 from Colorado College , a liberal arts institution in Colorado Springs, at which she met her husband, Ronald William "Bill" Goodacre (born 1937), by whom she had their two children, Tim Goodacre and Jill Connick, the wife of entertainer Harry Connick, Jr. Upon graduation, she returned to Lubbock to begin her career as a prolific painter in addition to being a wife, cook, and hostess. In 1974, she moved to Boulder, Colorado.
Goodacre and her first husband divorced in 1983, and she moved to Santa Fe, where her family had long had a cabin on the Pecos River. In 1995, she married the Dallas attorney C. L. "Mike" Schmidt; they remained together until her death at the age of eighty. She had retired from sculpting in 2016. A street near the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock is named in Goodacre's honor.