Rod Goebel was a painter of southwestern landscapes in lights, shadows, and powerful colors. He is fascinated by color, and paints using emotions instead of intellect.
Goebel attended the University of New Mexico and the Colorado Institute of Art, as well as receiving private lessons in portraiture. He has been featured in Southwest Art, August 1980, and exhibited at the Peking, China show.
Goebel was a member of the National Academy of Western Art, and was one of the Taos Six.
Source: "Contemporary Western Artists" by Harold and Peggy Samuels
Rod Goebel was a post-impressionist / impressionist painter of landscape, still life and figure who made his mark in Taos, New Mexico. After receiving his degree from the University of New Mexico, Goebel studied at the Colorado Institute of Art in 1968 1969, graduating in Advertising Design. He later studied at the Ramon Froman School of Art.
Goebel was a charter member of the Taos Six Society of Artists with Ron Barsano, Robert Daughters, Walt Gonske, Julian Robles and Ray Vinella.
In 1979, Goebel was elected to the National Academy of Western Art. His work has been shown at The Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico; The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma; the Museum of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, and in corporate and private collections throughout the country including Wells Fargo Bank, New York and The Southland Corporation, Dallas.
Goebel had eleven one-man shows. Profiles of Goebel appeared in "Southwest Art" and "Artists of the Rockies".
Rod Goebel was born in 1946; he died in 1993.
He once said, "I have since childhood felt a longing for the ocean and shore which is positively mystical. Since the mid-70's, I made many trips yearly to paint the California coastline or particularly the area around the Monterey peninsula, where 'Carmel Coast' was painted one misty, mysterious day in November. Every painting I do of the sea is different because the moods of the sea and sky are never the same."