Goya and Me
Margaret Neumann (b. 1942, American)
oil on canvas
48 x 72 inches
Margaret Neumann was born in New York in 1942. She received her BFA from Colorado College in 1964 and an MFA from the University of Colorado (CU) in 1969. Neumann has exhibited widely throughout the Front Range. Her paintings explore human emotions and the experience of discovering one’s self. Neumann was a founding member of Spark Gallery, a member of Pirate Contemporary and was part of the Boulder Armory Group (1966). The Armory Group consisted of students and faculty from CU (Margaret was a graduate student) who had studios in an old armory building near campus. The group included big names in the Colorado abstract movement including Clark Richert, Dale Chisman, John DeAndrea and George Woodman. Neumann was also one of the original resource artists at RedLine in Denver. This poignant, horrifying composition is meant as an open plea to cease the senseless violence and wars that humans constantly wage on each other. The renowned Spanish painter Goya (Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1746–1828) also created paintings depicting the brutality of war, but he lived two centuries ago and the carnage continues.
Not currently on view
Signed "Neumann 2006" lower right corner
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art