Albert Goodwin, RWS (1845-1932) - Maidstone in 1860
Watercolour. Signed with monogram and dated (18)90.
Born in Maidstone. Painter in oils and watercolours of landscapes, and of biblical, allegorical and imaginative subjects. Ardent follower of J.M.W. Turner. Studied under Arthur Hughes and Ford Maddox Brown, and was introduced by the former to Ruskin, who took him on a trip to Italy in 1872. Travelled widely in Europe, India, Egypt and the South Sea Islands. He paid great attention to the effects of light and atmosphere. Hardie noted “he can be counted as one of those who have successfully dealt with twilight and sunset”. He was one of the first to use a pen-line in combination with watercolour wash. Lived in Ilfracombe, Devon (1880); Bexhill, Sussex (1906).
Exhibited : RA; RBA; RWS, Fine Art Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Manchester City Art Gallery & etc.