Goodwin, Albert

England, (1845-1932)

  • Albert Goodwin - Circe and the Swine
  • Circe and the Swine

  • (‘The house of the Chambers of Death’)
  • (ndg.), watercolor heightened with pen and black ink with bodycolour
  • 8.5 x 10.8 in. (21.6 x 27.3 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist

Albert Goodwin (1845-1932) was an English landscape painter. Goodwin specialized in watercolors, and his work shows the influences of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
In later works he developed experimental techniques such as using ink and bodycolour over watercolor to achieve atmospheric lighting effects.

Goodwin studied with the pre-raphaelite artists Arthur Hughes and Ford Madox Brown. At the age of 15 his first painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy and was championed by the art critic John Ruskin. During his lifetime he traveled extensively throughout Britain and Europe, and visited many other countries where he made many sketches from nature which were later turned into watercolors. [DES-04/12]

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