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Glenna Goodacre

Glenna Goodacre

Glenna Goodacre was born in Lubbock Texas August 28, 1939. She  graduated from Monterey High School. Glenna began her sculpting career with timid beginning of a six-inch study of her daughter Jill, Goodacre. She went on to sculpt over 40 important portrait commissions including the standing figure of president Ronald W. Reagan at the National Cowboy Heritage Center, the Reagan Presidential Library and the Vietnam Women's Memorial located in Washington, D.C. Her most famous piece may be the rendering for the face that appears on the Sacagawea dollar coin.

Glenna GoodacreGoodacre's art appears in public, private, municipal and museum collections throughout the U.S. In 2004, her bronze portrait of West Point Coach Colonel Earl "Red" Blaik was dedicated at the National College Football Hall Of Fame. In 2004, she also designed the Children's Medal of Honor awarded to then First Lady Laura Bush in Dallas by the Greater Texas Community Partners.

In 2005, Goodacre was honored in her hometown of Lubbock when Eighth Street, from University Avenue to Avenue Q, was renamed Glenna Goodacre Boulevard. A PBS documentary about Goodacre was filmed and aired nationally in 2008.

Fame runs in the Goodacre family. She  is the mother of 1980s supermodel Jill Goodacre. Goodacre's father, Homer Glen Maxey, who died in July 1990, was a prominent Lubbock builder, developer and civic leader. He was the first president of the Red Raiders Club and served on the Lubbock City Council from 1956 to 1960. She moved to New Mexico in 1983.

In April 2020 Harry Connick Jr. shared the sad news on social media that his mother-in-law, Glenna Goodacre, passed away April 14, 2020. at age 80.


Books about and by Glenna Goodacre (Amazon)

Lubbock native Goodacre talks of joyous homecoming Lubbock Avalanche Journal

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