David Lance Goines Biography

ARTIST and writer David Lance Goines was born May 29, 1945 in Grants Pass, Oregon, and is the oldest of eight children. His father was a civil engineer, and his mother an accomplished artist and calligrapher.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley as a Classics major, but in his second year was expelled as a consequence of his participation in the Free Speech Movement. Though later readmitted, he had by then lost his taste for higher education and in 1965 apprenticed with a Berkeley printer, becoming in the fullness of time a journeyman of that Art and Mystery.

In 1968 he founded Saint Hieronymus Press in the same Berkeley printshop where he had learned his trade. There he has remained, designing his work and printing it by both letterpress and photo-offset lithography.

His artwork has been reproduced in numerous professional publications, including American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphis, How, Print, and Step-By-Step Graphics.

His writing and artwork have been the recipients of many awards (182 as of March 2003), most notably the 1983 American Book Award for his book, A Constructed Roman Alphabet. His artwork is represented in both public and private collections, among which are:

Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, The Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Colorado State University, John W. Kluge Contemporary Art Poster Collection
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York
Hiroshima Museum of Modern Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museé de la Publicité, Palais du Louvre, Paris
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC.
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside California
Rochester Institute of Technology, Welber B. Cary, Jr., Graphic Arts Collection, New York
University of California Art Museum, Berkeley, California (Complete collection of posters donated by Ralph and Kiki Phillips, December 1997)

His artwork has been exhibited in more than one hundred one-man and group shows, both national and international.

He lectures frequently, in various places nationwide, and has taught occasionally at the University of California, Berkeley, at the UC Extension, and the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland.

He is the author of five books, collaborated on three, and his work has been the subject of four others.