Arthur Clifton Goodwin
Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1866, Arthur Clifton Goodwin grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts. A self-taught artist, Goodwin moved to Boston and began to paint at age 30, capturing the city, its streets and people with his loose impressionistic brushstroke. Although Goodwin never studied in Paris, he absorbed the Impressionistic ideal, painting en plein air and capturing the landscapes and cities he visited with quick, loose strokes, as he does in “Fulton Fish Market, New York.”
Goodwin was a member of the Guild of Boston Artists, as well as the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters. He exhibited his works extensively at the Copley Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Boston Art Club, the Guild of Boston Artists, the Corcoran Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design and Vose Galleries in Boston. Goodwin’s works are part of the permanent collections of the Addison Gallery of Arts, Andover, Massachusetts and the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.