Born in Oklahoma City in 1946, Mary Anna Goetz is the eldest of six children.
A graduate of Oklahoma City University, her earliest studies in art were under the tutelage of her parents one of who was a professional artist and the other of whom was a teacher. She later studied with Betty Warren at the Malden Bridge School of Art in upstate New York and continued her studies in color theory in Provincetown, Massachusetts. There she learned under Henry Hensche, a protégé of the American Impressionist, Charles W. Hawthorne. She also studied at the New York Academy of Art.
Ms. Goetz has exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, where she has won the Samuel T. Shaw Prize. She has also exhibited at the National Academy Galleries, the Grand Central Art Galleries, the National Arts Club, the Marshall Field Gallery, the Mongerson Gallery in Chicago, the Princeton Art Association; the James Cox Gallery in Woodstock, New York; and in several galleries and museums in Oklahoma, Utah, Mississippi, Ohio and New York.
Her work can be seen in both public and corporate collections, including the Meyers Gallery at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, the Union Pacific Corporation, Union League Club, White and Case, New York; PGA World Hall of Fame; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Utah; the Rittenhouse Hotel; and the Hudson River Club at the World Financial Center, New York; among several others.
In addition, the artist has collaborated on several survey books about technique and has authored her own book entitled, “Painting Landscapes in Oils,” North Light Publications, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the East. Mary Anna Goetz is also an instructor at the Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY and at the Cape School of Art, Provincetown, MA.
Mary Anna Goetz’s oil paintings of gardens and her sensitive interpretations of the city are a testament to her comprehension, as a contemporary impressionist, of the scintillating effects of light.