Walter Goodman

Walter Goodman (British, 1838—1912) was a gifted artist from a family of artists, including his mother Julia Salaman Goodman who supported her family as a portrait painter.

After studying at the Royal Academy and traveling in Italy, Spain, Cuba, and the United States, Goodman lived and worked in London for most of his career. His paintings, including The Printseller’s Window, appeared in major British exhibitions, but Goodman achieved only marginal success as a painter. Ultimately he relied on his extensive family for financial support, and died in obscurity, largely forgotten until very recently.

Untitled Self-Portrait, private collection.