Albert Goodwin was a painter.
Goodwin mainly painted landscapes in watercolour, although literary, allegorical and biblical subjects are known in his work. During the early 1860s he studied with Arthur Hughes and Ford Madox Brown, who predicted that his pupil would become 'one of the greatest landscape painters of the age'. He was also one of Ruskin's protegées, but was later to shake off the Pre-Raphaelite style of precise naturalism for more ethereal, poetic effects.
He was made an Associate of the Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1871 and a full member in 1881. He travelled widely in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America, which gave him inspiration for paintings like Engelburg (1911, London, British Museum). He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1860-1920 and the Royal Society of painters in watercolour from 1871-1932.
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