Arthur Clifton Goodwin
Birth Date: 1864
Death Date: May 19, 1929
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Arthur Goodwin was born in New Hampshire in 1864 and was raised in Massachusetts. New England became the inspiration for much of his oil and pastel landscapes, including piers, bridges, statehouses, dock views and Boston cityscapes. Goodwin did not begin painting until the age of 30, and became a self-taught Impressionist and also a follower of the Ashcan School. After painting in Boston in both oil and pastel for a twenty-year period, Goodwin’s paintings gained recognition. In 1921, Goodwin left Boston for New York and had a studio on Washington Square where he developed a reputation as an American Impressionist preferring urban subjects. However, his erratic bohemian lifestyle frequently cost him patrons and eventually his marriage. After returning to Boston in 1929, Goodwin wished to view impressionist paintings first hand in France, but was found dead after an excessive drinking binge in his studio with tickets to Paris in his pocket.