Ossining (Hudson)


Robert Goodnough
Artwork in faceted glass by Robert Goodnough showing colorful shapes in the station windows.
“K—M—G” (2010) by Robert Goodnough at MNR Ossining Station. Photo: Rob Wilson

About the Project

Robert Goodnough's “K—M—G” adds cheer to the overpass of Metro-North Railroad's Ossining Station with the dynamic variation in light coming through the colored glass artwork during the course of the day. 

The renowned abstract expressionist artist Robert Goodnough created an enduring work of art that enhances the station interior and evokes a celebratory sense of place through his use of vibrant colors and shapes. As he stated, "The designs are abstract, but the impact is concrete." 

The pioneering artist passed away in late 2010. A resident of nearby Thornwood, he created paper collages that were translated into faceted glass for this project.

About the Artist

Robert Goodnough (1917 – 2010) was born in Cortland, NY and spent the remainder of his childhood in Moravia, NY. Goodnough received a B.A. from Syracuse University and after serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, Goodnough went on to receive his MA from New York University. Known for his signature style using large shapes in strong colors to cover massive canvases, Goodnough’s work was figurative and realistic early on in his career, prior to working with the Abstract Expressionists. He was a contributing writer for Art News and exhibited his work both in the United States and abroad.  His works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among others.