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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Albert Goodwin (1845–1932) was a notable English landscape painter specialising in watercolours.

 His work shows the influences of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Goodwin was born in Maidstone in Kent, the son of a builder and one of 9 children. After leaving school he became an apprentice draper. His exceptional artistic ability was recognised at an early age and he went on to study with the Pre-Raphaelite artists Arthur Hughes and Ford Madox Brown - the latter predicting that he would become "one of the greatest landscape painters of the age". At the age of 15 his first painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy. He became an associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) in 1876. He was championed by famed art critic John Ruskin who took him on a tour of Europe, where he made many sketches from nature which were later turned into watercolours. During his lifetime he traveled extensively throughout Britain and Europe, and visited many other countries. Goodwin was a prolific artist, producing over 800 works and continuing to paint well into his eighties. His wide variety of landscape subjects reflected his love of travel and show the influence of Turner, with whom he felt a strong affinity. In later works he developed experimental techniques such as using ink over water color to achieve atmospheric lighting effects. His works are also an important record of social history.
A lazy summer afternoon on a punt 1890
A procession by the north porch of Wells Cathedral, Somerset
A Prospect of Edinburgh from the East 1909
Atrani near Amalfi 1901

Cashel, Ireland 1913\
Chichester Cathedral, viewed from Bishop's Palace Gardens 1917
Circe and the Swine
Combe Martin, North Dixon
Ely Cathedral 1908
Hastings 1907
Lincoln Cathedral in the Evening Light
Sinbad the Sailor - The Enchanted Island 1894
Taormina, Sicily
The Conductor of the Dance
The flower market in the Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Italy
Windsor Castle from the Brocas, Berkshire

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