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Montreal, Quebec, 1923
Montreal, Quebec, 2008
Biography synopsis
Known for her haunting evocations of the human body in drawings and prints, Betty Goodwin was one of Canada's most celebrated artists, garnering praise both here and abroad. After studying design at Valentine’s Commercial School of Art in Montreal, she took a printmaking course from Yves Gaucher at Sir George Williams (now Concordia) University. She began her career as a painter and printmaker in the late 1940s, choosing landscapes and still lifes as her subject matter. Increasingly discontented with her work, she destroyed most of it in 1968 and made the decision to limit herself to drawing and etching. The following year she took her art a step further by putting a pair of gloves directly through an etching press; clothing and textiles continued to make regular appearances in her work. Goodwin knew a great deal of tragedy in her family life: her father, an immigrant to Canada from Romania, died when she was only nine, and she lost her only son (with husband, Martin Goodwin) to a drug overdose in 1976. By contrast, her artistic career continued to flourish: she showed her work at the Venice Biennale in 1995 and won numerous accolades over the years, including the Lynch-Staunton Award of Distinction (1983), the Banff Centre National Award for Visual Arts (1984), the Paul-Émile Borduas Prize (1986), the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1988), the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (1995), the Harold Town Prize for drawing (1998), the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts (2003), the Order of Canada (2003) and honorary doctorates from schools across Canada (Université de Montréal, The University of Guelph, and The University of Waterloo, among others). Her work can be found in several collections in Canada, including 200 pieces at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Media used
Mixed media
Valentine Commercial School of Art
Sir George Williams University (under Yves Gaucher)
File & Archive locations
Archives de la Galerie René Blouin, QC
Jack Shainman Gallery Archives, NY
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre
Hamilton Public Library, ON - Local History and Archives Department
London Public Library, ON
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC - Media Centre
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Toronto Reference Library, ON
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
University of Calgary Library, AB
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Smithsonian Institution, DC - Archives of American Art
Museum of Modern Art, NY
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, FL

Writings about
Art Park 1978: The Program in Visual Arts. Lewiston, New York: Earl W. Brydges Art Park, 1978
Canadian Artists in Exhibition. Toronto: Roundstone Council for the Arts, 1973
"AGO Unveils New Collection; Renowned artist Betty Goodwin's key works hung." Toronto Star 28 May 1996: E5
"Artcité: quand Montréal devient musée." Vie des Arts 183 (Summer 2001): 4-63
"Artist wins $25,000 prize." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 11 May 1995: C1
"Banff Award." Arts West 9 (Jul-Aug. 1984): 5
"Betty Goodwin au Musée des beaux-arts." Le Droit (Ottawa) 23 Feb. 1996: 27
"Betty Goodwin will exhibit at the Venice Biennale." Gazette (Montreal) 18 Mar. 1995: H6
"Betty Goodwin: 85." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 4 Dec. 2008: S7
"Betty Goodwin: Angst comes to the fore." Gazette (Montreal) 6 Feb. 1988: B7
"Betty Goodwin; jusqu'au 10 avril." La Presse (Montreal) 15 Mar. 1988
"Bye Bye Betty." Vie des Arts 52.213 (Winter 2008): 14
"Celebrating Women's Achievements... Women Artists in Canada: Betty Goodwin." http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/002026-511-e.html Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 2002
"Convergence 2002." Artichoke 14.4 (2002): 6-7
"Corpus: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon." Canadian Art 10.3 (Fall 1993): 86
"Goodwin, Betty, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto." Canadian Art 10.2 (Summer 1993): 77
"Harold Town's Legacy: Betty Goodwin wins prize for drawing awarded by abstractionist's estate." Toronto Star 11 Nov. 1998: E1
"In the Swim: Betty Goodwin." Flare 9.5 (May 1987): 74
"L'Exposition Betty Goodwin connait déjà un beau succès." Le Devoir (Montreal) 18 Feb. 1988: 11
"Le Quebec." Art International 22 (Feb. 1979): 51-52
"Montreal artist wins prize [Betty Goodwin wins Gershon Iskowitz award]." Vancouver Sun 12 May 1995: C6
"Multidisciplinary artist Betty Goodwin dies at 85." [broadcast transcript] Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2 Dec. 2008
"Quebec visual artist Betty Goodwin dies at the age of 85." Canadian Press 2 Dec. 2008
"Taking courage to reach out: working with painter Betty Goodwin inspires choreographer-dancer Paul-Andre Fortier to explore." Vancouver Sun 19 Jan. 1995: C3
"The Art of Betty Goodwin: Artist draws on events." Ottawa Citizen 10 Jul. 1990: C5
"Versatile Betty Goodwin keeps breaking new ground." Gazette (Montreal) 5 May 1990: I5
"Vingt-cinq lauréats du prix Borduas à Valcourt." La Presse (Montreal) 28 Mar. 2003: C3
Adrian, Robert. Aurora Borealis. Montreal: Centre international d'art contemporain de Montreal, 1985
Arbec, Jules. "La Biennale de Montreal 2002: un art intimiste." Vie des Arts 187 (Summer 2002): 25
Arnault, M. "Betty Goodwin: L'innommable en peinture." Cimaise 41 (Apr-May1994): 62-63
Art Gallery of Ontario. The Art of Betty Goodwin: exhibition guide. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998
Augaitis, Daina. For The Record: Drawing Contemporary Life. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2003
Ayre, Robert. "Art Surveys Canadian Scene." Toronto Star 11 Nov. 1963
Baele, Nancy. "An experience of pain: Betty Goodwin's art is about a level of experience and existence that has as its premise knowledge, sorrow, loss of direction and loss of connection." Ottawa Citizen 11 Apr. 1993: C6
Baele, Nancy. "Betty Goodwin's art is like a skin through which you experience life images loaded with meaning." Ottawa Citizen 24 Feb. 1996: D1
Basha, Régine. Diary of a human hand : Betty Goodwin, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Susan Rothenberg. Montreal: Gallery of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, 1996
Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Un Choix Personnel: La Collection de Roy L. Heenan/A Personal Choice: The Roy L. Heenan Collection. 2007
Belisle, Josée. Betty Goodwin: Parcours de l'oeuvre à travers la collection du Musée / Betty Goodwin: A Critical Survey Through the Prism of the Collection of the Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009
Belisle, Josée. Dons, 1989-1994. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995
Belisle, Josée. La Collection Lavalin du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal: Le partage d'une vision. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art / Editions de l'homme, 1994
Belisle, Josée. Les Temps Chauds. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, 1988
Belisle, Josée. Sur papier ou presque: oeuvres de la collection du Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008
Bellemare, Roger. Stations: Les cent jours d'art contemporain de Montreal. Montreal: International Centre of Contemporary Art, 1987
Bernier, Jean-Jacques. "Paterson Ewen / Betty Goodwin." Parachute 45 (Dec. 1986 - Feb. 1987): 29-30
Bersianik, Louky, et al. "Installations / fictions." La Nouvelle Barre du jour 189, 190 (Dec. 1986): 1-180
Biron, Normand. "Le corps humain ou le tombeau des dieux." Vie des Arts 192 (Autumn 2003): 61-64
Bissonnette, Lise. "Betty Goodwin: In Memoriam." Vie des Arts 53.214 (Spring 2009): 64
Black, Barbara. "Betty Goodwin wins first Harold Town prize." Concordia's Thursday report [online] (http://pr.concordia.ca/ctr/archives/is191198/art2.html) 1998
Bogardi, G. "Betty Goodwin." Parachute 2 (Jan-Mar. 1976): 4-6
Bogardi, Georges. "The Studio : in her reconfigurations of ideas and found materials, Betty Goodwin transforms life into art." Canadian Art 11.3 (Fall 1994): 86-93
Bogardi, Georges, and Sandra Paikowsky. Betty Goodwin : Passages. Montreal: Concordia Art Gallery, 1986
Bolduc, David. 10 Aspects: Dessins canadiens recents. Montreal: Saidye Bronfman Centre, 1984
Bolduc, David. Drawing: A Canadian Survey, 1977-1982. Montreal: Saidye Bronfman Centre, 1983
Boulanger, Luc. "Betty Goodwin: La derive des sentiments." Voir (Montreal) 28 May 1992: 12
Boulanger, Luc. "Betty Goodwin: Seconde nature." Voir (Montreal) 8.3 (9 Dec. 1993): 35
Bradley, Jessica. Betty Goodwin : signs of life. Windsor: Art Gallery of Windsor, 1995
Bradley, Jessica. "Look Again: Betty Goodwin....'The Mourners.'" Art Gallery of Ontario Members' Journal 11.3 (Spring 2003): 5
Bradley, Jessica & Matthew Teitelbaum, eds. The Art of Betty Goodwin. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1998
Brunet-Weinmann, Monique. "Betty Goodwin ou la poétique des traces." Vie des Arts 79 (Summer 1975): 54-55
Brunet-Weinmann, Monique. "Betty Goodwin: Sauve qui peut la vie." Vie des Arts 130 (Mar. 1988): 22-25
Burnett, D. and M. Schiff. Contemporary Canadian Art. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1983
Burrett, Deborah. Lasting Impressions: The Canadian Printmakers' Showcase, 1969-1974. Ottawa: Carleton University Art Gallery, 1997
California State University. Betty Goodwin. Long Beach: California State University, 1992
Camlot, Jason. "'Former Human Beings': Anti-Nostalgia in the Work of Betty Goodwin." Matrix 70 (Spring 2005): 32
Campbell, James D. Depth Markers: Selected Art Writings, 1985-1994, Vol. 1. Toronto: ECW Press, 1995
Campbell, James D. Montreal on Paper. Montreal: Saidye Bronfman Centre, 1989
Campbell, James D. "Betty Goodwin." C Magazine 41 (Spring 1994): 58-59
Campbell, James D. "Betty Goodwin: The Regression of the Body and the Recollection of Being." The Art Post 5.4 (Summer 1988): 11
Campbell, James D. "Figuration on The Dark Side: Betty Goodwin." Vie des Arts 126 (Mar. 1987): 46-47
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1963-1964. Montreal: 1963
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1965. Victoria: 1965
Cantin, David. "Betty Goodwin: Une monde en suspens." Le Devoir (Montreal) 6 Nov. 2004
Carson, Anne. Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera. New York: Knopf, 2005
Carson, Anne. "Betty Goodwin: Seated Figure with Red Angle, 1988." Artforum 38.1 (Sept. 1999): 156-7
Centre for Canadian Contemporary Art. Betty Goodwin : recent drawings. New York: Centre for Canadian Contemporary Art, 1983
Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. Betty Goodwin New York: 49th Parallel, 1987
Chambon, Adrienne S., and Allan Irving. "'They Give Reason a Responsibility Which It Simply Can't Bear': Ethics, Care of the Self, and Caring Knowledge." Journal of Medical Humanities 24.3/4 (Dec. 2003): 265-78
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Chassay, Christiane and Andrée Crevier. Entrée libre à l'art contemporain du Montreal. Montreal: Association des galéries d'art contemporain de Montréal, 1993
Clair, Jean. Cosmos: du romantisme à l'avant-garde. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1999
Clement, Eric. "Créer avec les yeux de l'ame." La Presse (Montreal) 16 Mar. 1997: A5
Corbeil, Michelle and Roland Giguere. De la couleur des mots: 7 regards, 7 histoires. Montreal: Les 400 coups, 2001
Couelle, Jennifer. "Betty Goodwin: L'experience du temps." Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: 24 Jul. 1995: B1
Couelle, Jennifer. "De l'atelier au musée." Le Devoir (Montreal) 30 May 1996: B8
Couelle, Jennifer. "Sous les cris sourds de la vie." Le Devoir (Montreal) 2 Mar. 1996: B10
Crevier, Lynne. "Betty Goodwin: chuchoter." Vie des Arts 46.187 (Summer 2002): 75-77
Cron, Marie Michele. "Betty Goodwin, artiste de la chair et des os." Le Devoir (Montreal) 13 Jun. 1992: C1
Daigneault, Gilles. Contrepoints: Du cote des prix Paul-Emile Borduas, le dessin. Valcourt, Quebec: Fondation J. Armand Bombardier, 2002
Daigneault, Gilles. Imprimatur: 1er mars-2 avril. Montreal: Editions Graff, 1994
Daigneault, Gilles. "Betty Goodwin a Concordia; La grande dame du dessin." Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: 8 Feb. 1986: 31
Daigneault, Gilles. "Betty Goodwin: Place a la magie: Les prix du Quebec 1986." Le Devoir (Montreal) 25 Oct. 1986: C1
Daigneault, Gilles. "Betty Goodwin: Une célébration du dessin." Le Devoir (Montreal) 4 Jun. 1983: 19
Daigneault, Gilles. "Deuils (suite); La disparition de Betty Goodwin et Patrice Duhamel; In Memoriam." Espace 87 (Spring 2009): 24
Daigneault, Gilles. "Encore Betty Goodwin." Le Devoir (Montreal) 11 Oct. 1986: C9
Daigneault, Gilles. "Le 'Projet Berlin' au Musée des beaux-arts." Le Devoir (Montreal) 2 Jul. 1983: 16
Daigneault, Gilles and Lise Lamarche. Art actuel - présences québécoises. Paris: Association française d'action artistique, 1992
Daigneault, Gilles, et al. Montreal, 1945-1992: L'anarchie resplendissante de la peinture. Montreal: Galerie de l'Universite de Quebec, 1992
Dalhousie Art Gallery. The Second Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition, January 7th to February 4th, 1977. Halifax: Dalhousie University Art Gallery, 1977
Dansereau, Suzanne. "Betty Goodwin, la grande dame de l'art contemporain, reçoit un accueil royal à Toronto." La Presse (Montreal) 5 Dec. 1998: D21
Dault, Gary Michael. "An unabashedly moving experience." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 30 Oct. 2004: R14
Davies, Tanya. "Passages." Macleans 111.47 (23 Nov. 1998): 28
De Blois, Nathalie. La Nature des choses. Quebec: Musée du Québec, 2000
De Dauw, Norbert and Jan Hoet. Signaturen. Ghent, Belgium: Museum van Hedengaagse Kunst, 1988
Degarie-Lamanque, Eve. The Aesthetic of the Anonymous Trace: A Comparative Study of the Work of Betty Goodwin and Christian Boltanski. Montreal: Concordia University, 2008
Degarie-Lamanque, Eve. "Memoire et survivance en art contemporain: Christian Boltanski et Betty Goodwin." Frontières 18.1 (2006): 39-44
Delagrave, Marie. "Rétrospective Betty Goodwin au Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal: Quand la souffrance se fait esthétique." Le Soleil (Quebec) 27 Feb. 1988: D8
Delgado, Jerome. "Images fabriquées et surestimées." La Presse (Montreal) 16 Feb. 2003: E7
Delgado, Jerome. "Mort d'une géante de l'art contemporain québecois." Le Devoir (Montreal) 2 Dec. 2008: A1
Dery, Louise. Un archipel de desirs: les artistes du Québec et la scène internationale. Quebec: Musée du Québec, 1991
DiMichele, D. "Figurations." Artweek 23 (21 May 1992): 23-24
Donovan, Daniel and Ihor Holubizky. Signs of the Spirit: The Donovan Collection at St. Michael's College. Toronto: University of St. Michael's College, 2001
Douglas, Susan. "Betty Goodwin." Parachute 84 (Oct-Dec. 1996): 66-67
Driedger, Sharon Doyle. "Bodies and blood : Betty Goodwin depicts profound inner landscapes." Maclean's 108.49 (Dec. 4, 1995): 74
Drouin-Brisebois, Josée. Betty Goodwin. Ottawa and New Haven: National Gallery of Canada and Yale University Press, 2003
Dudek, Stephanie. "Written in Blood: Twentieth-Century Art." Canadian Psychology 30.2 (Apr. 1989): 105-15
Dumont, Jean. "Aimer la matière chez Betty Goodwin." Le Devoir (Montreal) 6 Jul. 1991: B5
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Duncan, Ann. "Dark but not bleak: Betty Goodwin digs into the recesses of the soul to communicate the unknowable." Gazette (Montreal) 27 Nov. 1993: I7
DuPont, Diana C. Betty Goodwin: University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, March 31-May 29, 1992. Long Beach: California State University, 1992
Durand, Régis. Betty Goodwin. Noisiel: Centre d'art contemporain, 1994
Dussault, Nathalie. Parachute: discours de médiation: études de cas: Pierre Boogaerts, Geneviève Cadieux, Melvin Charney, Betty Goodwin, Robert Racine et Irene Whittome. Montreal: Université du Québec à Montréal, 2005
Eichhor, Virginia MacDonnell. "Adding history: the art of Betty Goodwin." Espace 50 (Winter 1999-2000): 41-4
Enright, Robert. "A bloodstream of images : an interview with Betty Goodwin." Border Crossings 14.4 (Fall 1995): 42-53
Ferguson, B.W. "Rue Mentana: Betty Goodwin and Marcel Lemyre." Parachute 20 (Autumn 1980): 28-33
Ferme du Buisson. L'Ecart: 22 novembre 1996 - 12 janvier 1997. Marne-la-Vallee, France: Ferme du Buisson, 1996
Fry, Jacqueline. "Le Musée dans quelques oeuvres récentes." Parachute 24 (Fall 1981): 33-45
Gale Canada. Contemporary Canadian Artists Toronto: Gale Canada, 1997
Galerie des arts Lavalin. La Collection Lavalin: Three Artists From Montreal. Montreal: Galerie des arts Lavalin, 1986
Gallo, P. "Helen Day Art Center/Stowe: Betty Goodwin." Art New England 23.1 (Dec. 2001-Jan. 2002): 42
Gascon, France. Histoire en quatre temps. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, 1987
Gascon, France and Pascale Champagne. The School of Women: 50 Canadian Artists at the Museum. Joliette, Québec: Musée d'art de Joliette, 2003
Gironnay, Sophie. "L'écorchée." Vie en Rose 46 (May 1987): 48-51
Glowen, R. "An Austere Expressionism." Artweek 18 (10 Oct. 1987): 5
Goddard, John. "Montreal artist Betty Goodwin opens a solo...." CanWest News 16 Nov. 1998
Goodes, Donald. "Qualified Democratization." The Journal of Canadian Art History 14.2 (1991): 50-73
Goodman, Jonathan. "Betty Goodwin at Jack Shainman." Art in America 89.6 (June 2001): 133
Gopnik, Blake. "More strength than pathos." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 14 Nov. 1998: C5
Graham, Mayo. "Performance Sculpture." Artmagazine 9.38-39 (Jun. 1978): 40-43
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Grandbois, Michele and Denis Martin. La Collection des dessins et estampes: 80 oeuvres choisies. Quebec: Musée du Quebec, 1991
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Gravel, Claire. "Betty Goodwin: Une grande exposition rentre au bercail." Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: 6 Feb. 1988: C1
Gravel, Claire. "Jean-Serge Champagne et Betty Goodwin: L'eclatement du sens." Le Devoir (Montreal) 19 Mar. 1988: C4
Gray, Kim Heinrich. "Artist donates work to AGO. Will get tax credit." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 28 May 1996: D1
Green, Sara J. "Betty Goodwin wins first Harold Town award." Canadian Press Newswire 11 Nov. 1998
Grenville, Bruce. The Allegorical Image in Recent Canadian Painting. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, 1985
Grenville, Bruce, et al. Corpus. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, 1995
Grier, Eldon. The Assassination of Colour. Fredericton: Fiddlehead, 1978
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Hakim, Mona. "Entrevue avec Betty Goodwin." Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: 1 Mar. 1994: B8
Hakim, Mona. "La Xe métamorphose de Betty Goodwin." Le Devoir (Montreal) 18 Dec. 1993: C11
Hakim, Mona. "Mémoire 'tectonique': Betty Goodwin." Parcours 13 (Spring 1994): 28-30
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Hart, Matthew. "Genuine Sable." Canadian Art 13.1 (Spring 1996): 72-76
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Hill, C.C. and P.B. Landry, eds. National Gallery Catalogue, Canadian Art. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1988
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Lecomte, Anne-Marie. "Bras de plomb / Aride!" La Presse (Montreal) 4 Mar. 1994: C3
Leduc, Louise. "'Le dire sur tous les tons': Quatre femmes jettent un regard sur le parcours cahoteux de la culture au féminin." Le Devoir (Montreal) 8 Mar. 1996: C2
Lefebvre, Germain, Landori, Eva and Elie, Robert. Salon international de la Gravure : Montréal 1971/ International Exhibition of Graphics : Montréal 1971. Montreal, QC: Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal/Montreal Museum of Fine Art, 1971
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Liss, David / National Gallery of Canada. The Invisible Landscape: Revealing Our Place In the World. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2005
London Regional Art Gallery. Montreal maintenant: 3 June to 3 July 1977. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, 1977
Long, A. "Humane Society." Art and Antiques 21.5 (May 1998): 31-32
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Mays, John Bentley. "Art that rages at the dying of the light." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 9 Mar. 1996: C16
Mays, John Bentley. "Betty Goodwin given her due: new retrospective." National Post (Toronto) 18 Nov. 1998: B9
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Mays, John Bentley. "Drawings seem to have a life of their own." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 31 Oct. 1985: D3
Mays, John Bentley. "Goodwin's humans appear adrift..." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 17 May 1991: C2
Mays, John Bentley. "Plumbing the depths of the unsayable." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 6 Jun. 1992: C14
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Writings by
Camlot, Jason, and Betty Goodwin, illus. Lines crossed out. Montreal: Delirium Press, 2005
Desautels, Denise, and Betty Goodwin, illus. Blacks words. Paris: Collectif Génération, 1990
Goodwin, Betty. Betty Goodwin. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1993
Goodwin, Betty. Notes about distorted and other events. Paris: Fin, 2000
Lapointe, Paul-Marie, and Betty Goodwin, illus. Tombeau de René Crevel [with original etchings by Betty Goodwin]. L'Obsidienne, 1979

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