"I was not pressured into it," Mr. Goodman, who later had his own real estate development company, said in the interview.

"Art is my hobby. Art is a fascinating hobby but I'm really glad I don't have to make a living from it. Because you know what? I'd probably starve," he said.

One of Mr. Goodman's artistic strengths was portraiture, but he also was an excellent equine painter and enjoyed sculpture.

"Some of his finest work was in the area of portraiture, but this was not restricted to humans; he created stunning works depicting thoroughbred racehorses, most notably Secretariat and Ruffian," said his son. "His bronze castings of horses are some of his finest pieces."

In 1972, Mr. Goodman and his wife, the former Pauline Klugman, traveled to Israel at the invitation of Moshe Dayan, who was then the country's minister of defense, to present the famed military leader with a life-size bronze statue.

A life-size abstract figure, "A Woman of Valor," is on permanent exhibition at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, where Mr. Goodman was a member. He also sculpted a bronze of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

The former Slade Avenue resident, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007, also attended Beth Jacob Congregation.

Mrs. Goodman died in 1985.

Services for Mr. Goodman were held July 21 at Sol Levinson & Bros.

Mr. Goodman is survived by another son, Jeffrey S. Goodman of Darnestown; a sister, Bette Hankin of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com