Goodhue Livingston III


"Twilight" a  miniature abstract pastel painting by Seattle artist, Goodhue Livingston III. The art measures 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and dark wood frame is 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". The artist signed with his initials in the lower right corner.

About the artist:

Goodhue Livingston III died on March 1, 2011. Dr. Livingston was born in New York City on September 18, 1920. His childhood was spent in New York City, Southampton and Paris, and he became fluent in English and French. He boarded at Groton School in Massachusetts, a member of the class of 1938. He then attended Harvard College, graduating in 1942. During World War II, he served in the Navy, primarily on the destroyer USS Harding as a junior lieutenant (navigator). He was present both at both the Pearl Harbor attack and the D-Day landing at Normandy. Following the war, Dr. Livingston obtained a PhD in psychology from Harvard. In 1955 he moved with his family to Seattle, where he spent the rest of his life. He practiced as a clinical psychologist for many years. Dr. Livingston greatly enjoyed the game of squash racquets, playing regularly with a circle of friends at the Seattle Tennis Club and the College Club and participating in many tournaments. In the summers, he always took time to cruise for several weeks with his family in a small sailboat, enjoying the San Juan Islands and the inland waters of British Columbia up to Desolation Sound. In the 1970s, he became an enthusiastic bicycle commuter and an early member of the Cascade Bicycle Club, serving for a time as president. Throughout his adult life, Dr. Livingston was an accomplished amateur photographer. In later years, he pursued a longstanding interest in visual art, assiduously reviewing art histories and technical guides, taking drawing lessons, and participating in the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) as an artist. He used pastels to create small, impressionistic portraits and landscapes that were shown at local galleries. Dr. Livingston is survived by his first wife, Victoria Hartwell Campbell; four children, Joan Richards, Robert Livingston, Peter Livingston and Arne Livingston; seven grand-children and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Barbara Nelson, and his second and third wives, Donna Cruikshank and Tania Bloom.

Category: Abstract, Miniature Art

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