Ralph Goings is a realist painter who has exhibited in this country, Europe and Japan and is represented in museums and private collections here and abroad. He is recognized as one of the original members of the Hyper-Realist or Photo-Realist group of the late 1960’s.

This website is an overview of Goings work of the last forty years. It offers a sampling of early work from the 1960’s and then, beginning with the pickup series, surveys the fast-food eateries, diner interiors and counter-top still life paintings of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
He has drawn our attention to the ordinary everyday experience of American life… showing that there is beauty in the mundane.

All works shown are in private collections or collection of the artist.

American Salad o/c diptych 45 x 97 inches 1966.

Pool Crackers o/c 45 x 62 1966.

Alex In The Sun o/c approx. 48 x 68 inches 1968.

Girl On The Wall o/c 68 x 48 inches 1968.

Mc Donald's Pickup o/c 41 x 41 1970.

Schoharie Diner o/c 48 x 64 inches 1979.

Hot Sauce o/c 28 x 30 1980.

Rocky's Cafe w/c 9-1/4 x 15 1982.

Donut Jar Still Life w/c 9 x15 1983.

Pie And Iced Tea w/c 15 x 21-3/4 1987.

Tally-Ho Diner watercolor/paper 12 x17-3/4 inches 1990.

Glass watercolor/paper 7-3/4 x 11-1/2 inches 1999.

Sabrett oil on canvas 28 x 40-1/2 inches 2002.

Sabrett II oil on canvas 28 x 28 inches 2003.

Cream Pie o/c 26 x 36 1979.

One Eleven Diner oil on canvas 38 x 52 inches 1977