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Edward Goodall

1909 - September 12 1982

Island Arts and Crafts Society

Edward Goodall was born in Wells, Somerset, England in 1909.

He provided water colours and pencil sketches of British Columbia to at least one greeting card company, the Bulman Bros. B.C. Ltd. Vancouver B.C. One undated card made from a pencil sketch is titled "Mount Baker, as seen from the Lounge of the Old Charming Inn, 1420 Beach Drive, Oak Bay B.C."

Goodall exhibited his work in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was listed as a L./Corporal of the Royal Canadian Engineers at the time.

Also, per card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     Island Arts and Crafts Society: 1936-41
     VAG annual B.C. Artist exhibitions: 1938, 1942.

Sometime around 1980 Goodall produced a small pamphlet of his watercolours entitled Watercolour Scenes of Vancouver Island. The pamphlet is not dated, but text in it refers to the opening of Heritage Court in Victoria in 1968, and the brief biography of Goodall at the front of the pamphlet states that "since settling in Canada he has spent forty-five years sketching and painting British Columbia...". If the date of 1935 is taken as the time he "settled" in Canada, then the pamphlet was likely produced around 1980. Goodall died in 1982.

A Goodall Family website is maintained, including a biographical page for Edward at: http://www.goodallartists.ca/edward.htm. This web site has scores of his watercolours, pencil drawings, and pen & ink drawings illustrated.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual The Court House, Vancouver
The New Vancouver Hotel
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Ernie Impett of Victoria
Old Barn, Braemar
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work Square Rigger "Pamir" loading grain at Vancouver
British Columbia Shipyard
The Grinder Room, Powell River Paper Mill


References - MONOGRAPHS

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

References - GENERAL

Island Arts and Crafts Society - List of Exhibitors

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Goodall - Macdonald listed above.

VANISHING BRITISH COLUMBIA by Michael Kluckner
      2005, ISBN 0-7748-1125-0; 224 pages; published by UBC Press/University of Washington Press
      Illustrated extensively in colour and b&w with watercolours & historic photographs & postcards
      An excellent reference work on the recent history of British Columbia
      Includes reference to Edward Goodall, photograph of artist, and work illustrated
      Includes footnotes, painting notes, additional notes, bibliography, index.

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

Clippings

"Canada artist carries fames from Crimea"
      Ottawa Citizen, June 7 1955

"Photographs and maps are also to be found in these books, as well as many pencil sketches by the well known Victoria artist, Edward Goodall."
      British Columbia Library Quarterly, October 1958, pg. 26
(review of Milestons (sic) in Ogopogo Land and Milestones on Vancouver Island, by C.P. Lyons)


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