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Anne Goodell's work is reminiscent of Mary Cassatt's impressionistic style in terms of composition, light, and subject. Goodell studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art and Design), where she received an Elkins European Scholarship to study in Europe in 1924. When she returned she attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts summer school at Chester Springs, where she studied with Daniel Garber and Joseph T. Pearson. Goodell kept a studio on Washington Square in Philadelphia and exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Club, the Sketch Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1930, Goodell married Julian Langson Lathrop, son of painter William L. Lathrop. They moved into the Cooper's Shop at the Lathrop's estate, Phillips' Mill. She stopped painting to raise her family, but returned to her artwork in the 1970s. Her painting had then become more impressionistic in style, and she exhibited locally at the Coryell Gallery and at Phillips' Mill. She died in 1996 at age 94.
Photograph of Anne Goodell, 1997. Unidentified photographer. Solebury School Newsletter. James A. Michener Art Museum archives.
Education and Training
Philadelphia School of Design for Women, (now Moore College of Art and Design), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1920-1924
George W. Elkins European Fellowship, Travel to Europe, 1924
Spent six months at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and several summers at their summer program in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, from 1925 to 1928
Teachers and Influences
At Philadelphia School of Design for Women, she studied under Leopold Seyffert, Henry B. Snell, George Harding, and R. Sloan Bredin.
At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Chester Springs Summer School, she studied under Daniel Garber and Joseph T. Pearson.
Connection to Bucks County
Anne Goodell came to New Hope in 1930 when she married Julian L. Lathrop, son of painter William L. Lathrop and founder of the Solebury School. The couple moved into the Cooper's shop on the Lathrop family estate at Phillips Mill. As a painter she used the name Anne Goodell because she did not want to trade on the Lathrop name. Anne Goodell resided at Phillips' Mill until her death, at age 94, in 1996.
Colleagues and Affiliations
Anne Goodell Lathrop's sister, Margaret Goodell Claxton of Germantown, was also a painter. Goodell went to school with sculptor Harry Rosin and they were close friends. Painter Harry B. Snell and his wife Florence Snell, also a painter, came for Sunday dinner at the William Lathrops'. Anne Goodell Lathrop gave birth to two daughters; Nora Grimison, who graduated from the Moore College of Art and Design, and Jill Karhumaa, who attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she met and later married sculptor Karl Karhumaa. Goodell exhibited with Cortland Butterfield, John Charry, Joe Crilley, Tom Galbraith, Karl Karhumaa, and Harry Rosin in a show called New Hope: Six Guys and A Gal in 1972. She exhibited at the Coryell Gallery in Lambertville and at the juried shows at Phillips' Mill Community Association. In her later years, painter Pat Martin and painter/poet Elaine Restifo kept her company on weekends. Martin also painted with her.
Major Solo Exhibitions
Former Continental Bank, (now PNC Bank), New Hope and Lahaska branches, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1982
Anne Goodell, Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1987
Major Group Exhibitions
Philadelphia Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, late 1920s
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, late 1920s
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1927
New Hope: Six Guys and A Gal, (Cortland Butterfield, John Charry, Josef Crilley, Tom Galbraith, Anne Goodell, Karl Karhumaa, and Harry Rosin), New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1972
50th Anniversary Retrospective Art Exhibition, Phillips' Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1979
Early Women Artist of Bucks County, Bucks County Council of the Arts, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1979
Fifth Open Juried Exhibition, Doylestown Art League, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1979
6th Open Exhibition, Gallery in the Barn, Bucks County, 1980
Special Exhibition, Rodman House, Doylestown, 1981
Lumberville and the Surrounding Area, Coryell Gallery, 1989
Artist of the Month, Continental Bank, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1989
Anne Goodell, In Memorian, Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1997
George W. Elkins European Fellowship, 1924
Medal, Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1927
Second Prize in Oil, Fifth Open Juried Show, Doylestown Art League, 1979
Second Prize, Gallery in the Barn, 1980
Honorable Mention, Ninth Annual Juried Art Exhibition of the Lambertville Historical Society, 1989
Affiliations and Memberships
Philips' Mill Community Association