George entered into the world of fine art in 1969 when he founded the renowned Bank Street Atelier in New York City. He did this after having worked 12 years for NASA. Going from NASA to Bank Street was an “astronomical” task, but if anyone could do it, George could. He had a great sense of adventure coupled with a healthy dose of determination.

 

To start his world class lithography studio, George enlisted the help of Jaques Mourlot. Jaques, third generation of the famous Mourlot print shop in Paris, came to assist George with his expertise and experience.

 

Traveling throughout the world, “it took him six months to locate necessary lithographic stones in basements in France, a courtyard in Mexico and an army barrack in Ireland. Goodstadt also says he had trouble finding parts for the three flatbed lithography presses that helped make Bank Street second only to the Mourlot in Paris in volume and equipment” (the Wall Street Journal 2/19/1971)

 

Bank Street Atelier proved to be one of the premier printing studio in the city at that time and became a major graphic center, which attracted many of the Modern American Masters of the 1970’s, including Alexander Calder, Willem deKooning, Red Grooms, Al Hirschfeld, Ellsworth Kelly, Romare Bearden, Fairfield Porter, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Alex Katz and many more.

 

The resulting prints were produced with the highest quality and we earned a reputation in the art world for professionalism and a degree of excellence in lithographic printmaking.

 

After Bank Street, George operated George J. Goodstadt Inc. for many years on 225 Park Avenue South in Manhattan, a huge gallery/warehouse, where he sold mostly to the trade.

 

In 1985, George moved to Connecticut, where he opened the State Street Gallery (a retail gallery) at 80 Old Post Road in Westport. Then, settling with his family in Ridgefield, CT, he opened the Antique Poster Gallery at 17 Danbury Road, where he enjoyed very much selling directly to his customers in another retail setting.

 

George passed away in 2002 and the retail gallery closed it’s doors.

 

We have now created this virtual gallery, so that we may share the rich and diverse inventory of George J. Goodstadt Inc. We are highly committed to carry on George’s legacy of quality, ethics and goodwill.

 

Please, feel free to contact us with any comments, questions or concerns you may have.

 

With kind regards,

 

Alexandra Goodstadt

President, George J. Goodstadt Inc.

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