Bernard Goldman (1922-2006) served his alma mater, Wayne State University, from which he graduated in 1947, for over forty years, teaching a wide variety of courses in Art History. His lifelong specialty was the subject of his last major publication, The Discovery of Dura-Europas (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979). He used his extensive knowledge of the art of Central and Western Asia for publications aimed both at scholars (The Sacred Portal: A Primary Symbol in Ancient Judaic Art [Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1966]) and for students (The Ancient Arts of Western and Central Asia[Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1991] and Reading and Writing in the Arts: A Handbook [Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1972]). He also served as a director of the Wayne State University Press for a decade. He died on March 22, 2006, at the age of 83.
— Ward Briggs