Rod Goebel (1946-1993) graduated from the University of New Mexico and Colorado
Institute of Art from 1968-69, as well as receiving private lessons in portraiture.
Southwest Art featured his work in 1980, and he exhibited at the Peking, China Show.
A painter of southwestern landscapes in lights, shadows, and powerful colors.
Fascinated by color, his works gravitate towards the raw power of emotions in lieu of
Goebel was a member of the National Academy of Western Art, and was one of the
Taos Six: Ron Barsano, Robert Daughters, Walt Gonske, Julian Robles and Ray
Viyella were the other artists in the collective.
Goebel’s style is distinctly post-impressionist with a concentration on landscapes, still
life and figures. In 1979, voted into the National Academy of Western Art. His work
has been shown at The Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas; Museum of Fine
Arts, New Mexico; The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Western Heritage
Center, Oklahoma; the Museum of New Mexico, Alburquerque; and private collections
throughout the country including Wells Fargo Bank, New York and The Southland
“I have since childhood felt a longing for the ocean and shore which is positively
mystical. Since the mid-70’s, I made many trips yearly to paint the California coastline
or particularly the area around the Monterey peninsula, where ‘Carmel Coast’ was
painted one misty, mysterious day in November. Every painting I do of the sea is
different because the odds of the sea and sky are never the same.