John Reginald Goodman (1870–1962), British

Born in St Albans in Hertforshire in the UK in 1870, John Reginald Goodman, was always known as Reginald.

He married another prominent artist Kathleen Dix in 1899, a well known miniature portrait painter and was exhibited in the RA.

John Goodman studied under the eminent watercolor artist Wilfred Ball before embarking on an overseas trip that took in Holland, South Africa and Australia.

He arrived in Sydney Australia in 1913 and painted many watercolors in Sydney and NSW rural areas. In 1914 he volunteered to join the Army but had to change his birth date from 1870 to 1878 to reduce his age in order to be accepted into the Army.

He served in the Royal Fusiliers and received a commission into the Northamptonshire regiment in 1915. He served in Salonika Greece and painted a watercolor at Vardar which is in the British Military Gallery. He received medals for valor from that campaign.

After the War he returned to England and lived with Kathleen for 11 years at Hinwick House near Wellingborough.  Sheringham in Norfolk and after 1953 in Surrey.

One of his Macedonian watercolors with title: “View of a military camp in the valley of Vardar 1916” was sold by auction house Toovey’s , Washington, West  Sussex, UK on 4th December 2013 , lot number 55.  Another watercolor with title “Extensive landscape, the Military encampment Karasouli Greece” was sold by auction house Fellows & Sons, Hockley , Birmingham, UK on 27th February 2017, lot number 1002

John Reginald Goodman 1870-1962 View of a military camp in the valley to Vardar 1916 watercolor
John Reginald Goodman 1870-1962 View of a military camp in the valley to Vardar 1916 watercolor
John Reginald Goodman 1870-1962 Extensive landscape the Millitary encampment Karasouli Greece
John Reginald Goodman 1870-1962 Extensive landscape the Millitary encampment Karasouli Greece

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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