Historical & Political

Historical & Political

This first image, Adolf Hitler sitting in judgment of Christ and Moses, chained together, was one of thirty-five paintings vandalized at a Long Beach, California gallery after Mrs. Dorothy Rumsey, an attandant at the gallery, was warned by a man to remove several paintings or something would happen to the display.  A “wire story” had been printed in the media (1941);

The Red Monkey sitting atop the world expressed deeper feelings expressed by Hungarian-born American Goode: the “red monkey, cruel and stark in its hues of red, represents Communism in a world that is flying through space”;

It looks as if Albert Einstein with SS guard listening could also have been one of the 35 paintings that were mutilated, but there are no marks on the back of the canvas to indicate this;

The drawing of Albert Einstein with violin was done by Goode in 1936 . . . among Einstein’s talents were the violin and piano;

Numerous additional historical depictions were etched and glazed onto ceramic places,  not all are shown here . . . should you have any questions regarding a particular theme, or historical figure, please let us know.

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Tom Mix, close friend of Henry Goode

Tom Mix, friend of Goode

Tom Mix, friend of Goode

After settling in Los Angeles from New York in 1922, Goode played the cello in the orchestra at 20th Century Fox, worked for and was friends with Tom Mix during the silent movie era, playing music for Mr. Mix’s silent films.  Goode sketched pen and inks of the burgeoning and well-known movie stars of the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940s; many of these sketches were displayed in local print media.

American Silent Film Era Stars Gallery