Chicago, IL United States – 1946
“I’ve learned that art is making me, rather than me creating it.”
-Paul T. Goodnight
Paul Goodnight was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 31, 1946. He was raised in Boston, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut where he discovered his passion for art. After serving an extended and traumatic tour of duty during the Vietnam War, Goodnight returned to Boston and began to pursue a career as an artist, first of all, as a way of seeking self healing and balance. He received his B.F.A and an honorary M.F.A from Massachusetts College of Art.
Taking an unusual way to become a noticed artist, Goodnight’s art was featured on television shows such as “The Cosby Show”, “ER”, “Seinfeld”, “The Hughleys”, “Fresh Prince of Bel-air” and even in the film “Ghost”. People would see these paintings in the sitcoms and request to know if they could purchase them for their own homes. “Every time the programs air, people call us wanting to know how they can purchase the images,” Goodnight told Décor.