AN EXHIBITION of work by artist Albert Goodwin is coming to Salisbury Museum and starts its 2020 season.

Visionary Landscapes opens on January 25 and run until April 18.

Albert Goodwin (1845 - 1932) was born in Maidstone in Kent. One of his major influences was J M W Turner.

Goodwin’s exceptional artistic ability was recognised at an early age — he was only 15 years old, when his first painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy.

His work was championed by the famous art critic, John Ruskin, who took him on a landscape tour of Europe in 1872 and this helped spark Goodwin’s lifelong love of travel and landscape painting.

By 1876, Goodwin had become an associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society.

He experimented with a variety of techniques, using ink over watercolour to create atmospheric lighting effects, recording iridescent landscapes, which have also become an important record of social history.

This exhibition is a touring exhibition organised by Maidstone Museum for Maidstone Borough Council.

Salisbury Museum is currently running the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition in the main exhibition galleries until January 11.

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