“Remarkable Woman” Jean Goldman details her love of Old Master drawings.
“Remarkable Woman” Jean Goldman details her love of Old Master drawings.
December 20

Chicago Tribune Profiles Longtime SAIC Professor

On Sunday, December 15, contributor Alison Bowen spotlighted former SAIC professor and art historian Jean Goldman in the Chicago Tribune's weekly Remarkable Woman column. A trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago and founder of the Jean Goldman Book Prize, Goldman is a noted art historian with a specialty in Old Master drawings. As an SAIC professor, she taught a course on the subject for nearly 20 years. “I never took a course in drawings, because there never was a course in drawings. So I went in and had to make my own course,” she says. I’d get those students in, and they didn’t have a clue whether a drawing was made today, yesterday, in France or in Spain, and I’d say, ‘ in one month, you will know that a drawing was made in the 16th century or the 18th century.’ It was very important to me to make what I taught accessible.”