Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Sally Gooden

  • Artist:

    Boyd, John David

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1939–2012

  • Date:

    about 1995

  • Medium:

    Acrylic on paper

  • Dimensions:

    37 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of the artist

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Artist statement:

“The most enduring and endearing of my serial work was based on the theme “Fiddle Tunes.” Rich in storytelling information, this theme expresses a range of picture making possibilities: love, death, sickness, marriage, imprisonment, doubt, and happiness. Some chorus lines seem to be a relevant today as when they were first written: a song like “Sally Gooden: expresses the joy and excitement of courtship:

Had a piece of pie

Had a piece of puddin’

Give it all away to see

My Sally Gooden”