"The Old Mill" by Arthur Clifton Goodwin
Pastel on paper, signed "A.C. Goodwin" lower left framed dimensions - 27 1/4 x 33 1/2 x 2 inches 20 x 26 inches painting 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 “South Street Seaport, New York City.” 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, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston Art Club, Guild of Boston Artists, Corcoran Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design and Vose Galleries in Boston. Goodwin’s works are held in the permanent collections of the Addison Gallery of Arts, Andover, Massachusetts and Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine.