| GOODWIN, Arthur Clifton (1864-1929)
(before 1920); Old Chatham, NYC, NY (1920-27); Boston (1928-29)
Profession: Painter, craftsperson, writer, lecturer, teacher
Exhibited: Copley Society, 1902; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
Arts, 1903, 1907-19, 1923-26; Doll & Richards Gallery, Boston, 1904;
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1911, 1974; Guild of Boston Artists,
1914; Boston Arts Club, 1904, 1908, 1916; Corcoran Gallery, 1910,
1914, 1916, 1923; Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915; Society of Independent
Artists, 1917; Carnegie Institute; Art Institute of Chicago;
National Academy of Design; Milch Gallery, 1920s; Addison Gallery,
1946;Vose Gallery, Boston, 1920, 1985, 1988
Member: Boston Gallery of Art; Boston Society of Water Color
Work: Union Club, Boston; St. Botolph
Club, Boston; Colby College Art Museum; Addison Gallery Arts,
Andover, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Smith College Museum of
Art; Toledo Museum of Art; Cheekwood Museum of Art & Botanical
Garden; Parrish Art Museum; Colby College Museum of Art; Farnsworth
Art Museum; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Addison Gallery of
American Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Georgia Museum of Art;
Lowe Art Museum; New Britain Museum of American Art
Best known as a painter of Boston street scenes and its waterfront,
painted en plein air.
After 1920, he also produced NYC scenes in his Washington Square
failed marriage probably caused his return to Boston, a bohemian
lifestyle, and drinking.
Although he never studied in Paris, as did most other American
Impressionists, he captured perhaps better than anyone the feeling
of Boston with vibrant strokes in oils and pastels.
When he died, his friends found him in his little room (apparently
smelling of alcohol) with his bags packed and a ticket to France in
Sources: Who’s Who 1927;
Peter Hastings Falk files; Falk, Exh. Record Series.
This biography is drawn from ”Who Was Who in
American Art”, the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.