Michener Art Museum

Anne Goodell Lathrop

Photograph of Anne Goodell, unidentified photographer, Solebury School Newsletter, 1997, James A. Michener Art Museum library
BORN: January 26, 1902, Germantown, Pennsylvania
DIED: October 21, 1996, Phillips Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania

Anne Goodell's work is reminiscent of Mary Cassatt's impressionistic style in terms of composition, light, and subject. Goodell studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art and Design), where she received an Elkins European Scholarship to study in Europe in 1924. When she returned she attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts summer school at Chester Springs, where she studied with Daniel Garber and Joseph T. Pearson. Goodell kept a studio on Washington Square in Philadelphia, and exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Club, the Sketch Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1930, Goodell married Julian Langson Lathrop, son of painter William L. Lathrop. They moved into the Cooper's Shop at the Lathrop's estate, Phillips Mill.She stopped painting to raise her family, but returned to her art work in the 1970's. Her painting had then become more impressionistic in style and she exhibited locally at the Coryell Gallery and at Phillips' Mill. She died in 1996 at age 94.