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El Portal Theatre Judith Kaufman Gallery

Art, Science, and Emotion
The Art of Gordon Goodman

Gordon “Doc” Goodman is an American artist and psychologist best known for creating art aimed at altering human moods. A fifth generation Californian, Doc was raised on a cattle ranch spending all his free time riding the sprawling hills and canyons surrounding him. As he did, he found that colors and shapes, changed by the seasons, drastically changed his emotions or moods. By age 10, after a year or two of lessons, he began writing entire piano concertos. By 16 he was a baritone soloist with symphonies and later went on to sing with the London City Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, Prague Symphony Orchestra, and others.

As an actor, Gordon Goodman has been seen in many commercials, co-starred in film and TV, and performed on stage or screen with Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Jack Nicholson, Steve Martin, Leslie Uggams, Barry Levinson, Milton Berle, John Raitt, Johnny Depp, Roger Moore, Ed Asner, and many more. He is also a founding member of Los Angeles' Musical Theatre Guild, an organization that brings rarely-seen Broadway musicals to the L.A. public. 

Doc won the first full scholarship in music at Loyola Marymount University and earned a degree in Business, and later acquired two Masters degrees and a Ph.D. in psychology.

In his twenties, while working in animation and sculpting characters, he began to see consistencies between sculpting and other art forms. Sculpture blended into photography, photography into charcoal portraits, and charcoal into the use of color and light. Whether static or moving, art could evoke human emotion. All the creative arts seemed to melt into one. This led Gordon to begin to experiment with all areas of the creative arts and how they affect mood, for which he is best known. 

Doc’s wife, a former Rockette at Radio City, is now a choreographer at Disneyland. He has two children and lives in Southern California.  

Gordon Goodman, Ph.D.
(818) 694-2754

Visit these websites to learn more about Gordon Goodman’s books, plays, musicals, and commercial performances.


Marjorie Sarnat
A Lifetime Love of Art

Marjorie Sarnat is the artist in residence of the Judith Kaufman Gallery in the El Portal Theatre. She's an award winning mixed-media artist whose works are in collections worldwide. Her artworks can be seen in an ever-changing permananent exhibit in the Judith Kaufman Gallery.

Among her talents, Marjorie is the author and illustrator of the best-sellers, "Creative Cats Coloring Book" and "Owls Coloring Book," and over a dozen other books on art and creativity. Her latest release, “Fanciful Fashions Coloring Book,” features 35 imaginative clothing collections in adorable detail. It can be found on Amazon.com.



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