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March 2019- Houston

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82 M any consider artist Jeremiah Goodman to be the prophet of fabulous interiors. A f t e r a l l , h i s magnificent illustrations spread the gospel of Diana Vreeland's garden in hell living room and Betsy Bloomingdale's chinoiserie drawing room. He painted the rooms of Carolina Herrera, Reed Krakoff, Bruce Weber, Tony Duquette, Cecil Beaton, Elsie de Wolfe, Mary Wells Lawrence, and a multitude of other style setters during a career of 70 years, until his death in 2017. One decorator observed that Goodman's paintings made the rooms "more glamorous than they were even in person!" His brushstrokes gave a sweeping, cinematic feel to rooms, playing with shadows and light, bringing them to life and allowing their spirit to shine. Editor and writer Dean Rhys- Morgan, proprietor of Dean Rhys Morgan Works on Paper, has written a new book, Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors (PowerHouse Books), with an introduction by Nicky Haslam, foreword by Elsa Peretti, and afterword by Miles Redd. Rhys- Morgan spent nine years working with Goodman and began this book project with him. Goodman's mantra BY ANNE LEE PHILLIPS THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD OF JEREMIAH GOODMAN THE LUSCIOUS WORKS OF THE REVERED INTERIORS ARTIST ARE ON THEIR WAY TO HOUSTON. Dean Rhys-Morgan Elsie de Wolfe, Long Gallery at Villa Trianon, Versailles, 1985.

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