ALBERT GOODWIN RWS (1845-1932)

Albert Goodwin (1845-1932) was probably the greatest follower of Turner. Travelling beyond Europe to India, the South Seas, Australia and the USA, he was the last of the great Victorian travelling artists, developing and extending Turner's aesthetic and vision. The exhibition follows the museum blockbuster event Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites at Tate Britain, and The Poetry of Truth: Alfred William Hunt and the Art of Landscape at the Ashmolean, which have demonstrated a revival of interest in the influence of Turner on Later Victorian artists. Along with Alfred William Hunt, Goodwin was the most successful artist to follow Ruskin's appeal to synthesise Turner's atmospherics with Pre-Raphaelite precision.