Individual: ENT.0416

Lorrie Goulet

after 1925

Student, 1943 - 1944

Lorrie Goulet is an American sculptor, painter, poet and philosopher. Born in 1925 in New York City, she is known primarily for her direct carving of stone and wood, and her natural and spiritually inspired works which often celebrate women, families and cultures.


In the autumn of 1943, Goulet entered Black Mountain College, where she studied painting and drawing with Josef Albers and weaving with Annie Albers. In the summer of 1944, she met Jose de Creeft, a visiting sculptor and instructor, and in November 1944, Goulet and de Creeft were married. Two years later, they acquired a farm in Hoosick Falls, New York, where they worked part of each year until 1968, and gave birth to artist Donna Maria de Creeft.

A prolific writer, Goulet’s works include philosophical and educational writings and books, and poetry. Goulet taught at the Art Students League of New York for several decades, and continues to create art, publish her writings, and teach in her studio in Chelsea, New York.