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Sidney Goodwin (1875 – 1944)  (English/Australian)

“Shipping off Gravesend Reach”

Watercolour beightened with bodycolour

Pictures size 12 5/8” x 19 ¼” (322mm x 490mm)

Overall 21 ¼” x 27 3/8” (540mm x 695mm)

Signed and dated 1905 Framed with low reflect ultra-violet filtering glass                                               IMAGE


Paul Sidney Goodwin, commonly known as Sidney, and in Australia by the pseudo name William Young was born in 1875 though some reference books have him as being born in 1867.    He painted primarily in watercolour.  He was the elder son of 6 children born to William Sidney Goodwin and his wife Elizabeth (nee Young).  The family produced several talented artists, most notably Sidney’s Uncle Albert Goodwin.  He painted urban, rural and marine landscapes and was known as an accomplished painter of animals, particularly horses.  Like his father and uncle before him he was an avid traveller and made regular overseas trips which included extended visits to Canada where he worked as a cowboy.  He also travelled to Ireland where he he was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts in Dublin.  He also exhibited at the Southampton Art Society and the Bournemouth Art Society.  After World War One he emigrated to Australia where he stayed for the remainder of his life and where he adopted the pseudonym William Young (Young being his mother’s maiden name).  His Australian paintings, which date from 1919, are signed W. Young.  He died in Sydney on the 23rd September 1944 and his work is represented in the collections of Southampton City Art Gallery, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Wollongong Art Gallery and New England Regional Art Museum.