Leslie Goodwin MBE HON RTD RWA ROI
We are sad to announce that we have been advised that Leslie Goodwin passed away on 21st April 2022, at home.
He was born in 1929, and studied painting, drawing and design at Leicester College of Art from 1949-55.
He began work as a commercial artist, while at the same time developing his personal work in oils and watercolour, and pastels.
He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and his work is in private collections throughout the world including the Royal Collection of his Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales and in public collections throughout the country. He also exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, most recently in 2015 and 2016.
Teaching and lecturing on art became an important part of his career, first in adult education in Leicester and later at Leicester University until he retired in 1994. He also combined lecturing and exhibiting in the USA with coast to coast tours.
He also broadcast frequently for the BBC and had many articles published on painting techniques.
Leslie was awarded an MBE in the Millennium New Years Honours List in 2000.
Ken Howard RA Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy has this to say of his work “One of the marks of a true artist is that he has a recognisable language which opens peoples eyes to a way of seeing the world. With his rich use of paint, his wonderful colour sense and undeniable drawing skills Leslie has created a language which reveals and celebrates the life around us”.
Other societies & associations:
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
The Royal West of England Academy
The Royal Institute of Painters in Oils
Royal Society of Arts
Leicester Society of Artists