Philip R. Goodwin

1881 - 1935
Origin: United States
Born: September 16, 1881, Norwich, Connecticut
Died: December 14, 1935

Philip R. Goodwin was a precocious child, painting and drawing from a young age. At age 11, he sold his first illustrated story to Collier's. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Art Students League in New York City, the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, as well as under famed illustrator Howard Pyle at the Howard Pyle School. At the age of 22, in 1903, Goodwin illustrated Jack London's Call of the Wild and later Theodore Roosevelt's African Game Trails as well as posters, calendars, and other advertisements. In 1904, he opened a studio in New York, where he created illustrations for Collier's Weekly, Everybody's Magazine, Outdoor Life, and McClure's Magazine, as well as covers for The Saturday Evening Post. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman and befriended Charles Russell, N.C. Wyeth, Carl Rungius, Theodore Roosevelt, Will Rogers, and Ernest Seton Thompson. Rungius taught Goodwin an appreciation for hunting in order to become closer to wildlife subjects. Traveling on many sketching expeditions together, Goodwin influenced Russell's painting techniques and use of color.

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Deer in Stream
n.d., Oil on Canvas
Philip R. Goodwin
United States, 1881 - 1935
The Surprise (aka Reel Adventure)
c. 1925, Oil on Canvasboard
Philip R. Goodwin
United States, 1881 - 1935