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ARTHUR CLIFTON GOODWIN

American, 1866-1929 (MA/NY)

 

 

"White Boat on the Hudson River”(West Point)
Signed verso "A.C. GOODWIN"
Oil on canvas

Housed in a custom finished corner frame
 

Museums: 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

 

Books: listed in 45 books

 

Provenance:

Dr. Edward E. Feit (1924-2007), Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,

and freelance art writer for "American Artist Magazine".

 

Note :

Although the painting does not bear the title of West Point, a painting with the undoubtedly same setting

and boats entitled, "Landscape of West Point" sold recently at Bonhams NY. 

This is a striking and powerful work, very contemporary in feel. 

The paint application, with energetic impasto directional strokes and use of strong colors,

is quite different from many of his softer pastels, for which he is so well known.

 

Image Size : 20” x 24”

Framed Size : 27” x 31”

 

PRICE :  Please Inquire 

 

#6435

 


 

GOODWIN, Arthur Clifton (1864-1929)

Birth place: Portsmouth, NH

Addresses: Boston (before 1920); Old Chatham, NYC, NY (1920-27); Boston (1928-29)

Profession: Painter, craftsperson, writer, lecturer, teacher

Studied: self-taught

 

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 Painters.

 

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

 

Comments:

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 studio.

A 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 his pocket.

 

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.

 

Also See :

 

Arthur Clifton Goodwin, Boston Commons

 

 

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Arthur Clifton Goodwin, American, Massachusetts / NY, 1866-1929, White Boat on the Hudson (West Point)