It is with great sadness that we announce that Joseph Goldberg (70), highly regarded and well loved Northwest painter, expert marksman, avid rockhound, poet, and lover of the arts, died December 8 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane from injuries sustained after a car accident near his home in Harrington, WA.
Goldberg was born in Seattle, April 27, 1947 and grew up in Spokane. He attended the University of Washington from 1965-1967, and began showing his work at Francine Seders Gallery in 1970 until 1976. He later exhibited with Foster/White Gallery from 1979-1992, with Woodside/Braseth Gallery from 1995-2002, and finally at Greg Kucera Gallery, from 2005 until the present time. Goldberg was awarded the Betty Bowen Prize by the Seattle Art Museum in 1980. Seattle Art Museum also presented his work in a one-person Documents Northwest exhibition in 1982. The Museum of Northwest Art curated an expansive retrospective of Goldberg's paintings and sculpture in 2007.
His work has also been exhibited in numerous exhibitions around the United States and abroad. Notably, his work has been collected by the Brooklyn Art Museum; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; Portland Art Museum, OR; Seattle Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; and Wichita Art Museum among others. Goldberg's parents were Pauline Elizabeth Kerr and Peter Edwin Goldberg. He is survived by his brother Peter Goldberg from Spokane and his life-partner Susan Skilling in Seattle.
Remembrances may be directed to the University of Washington Press to support publications on painting and poetry. A memorial event will be announced later by friends and family.