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John Strickland Goodall (1908-1996)

Biography of artist and illustrator John Strickland Goodall (1908-1996)

John Strickland Goodall (1908-1996) was a British artist and illustrator,. Goodall was born at Heacham in Norfolk on 7th June 1908 and came from a long line of doctors. He was educated at Harrow School, where he showed an aptitude for art, and studied at the Royal Academy Schools between 1925 and 1929.

During the 1930s, Goodall worked as an illustrator for such magazines as the Radio Times and the Bystander. He also painted landscapes and interiors, preferring watercolour to oil.

Goodall was posted to India during the Second World War, settling in Tisbury in Wiltshire with his wife on his return to England.

Goodall started illustrating books in pen and ink in the late 1950s. These were titled Village School and Village Diary by the fictitious village schoolmistress 'Miss Reed'.

In the late 1960s, Goodall started on his wordless books. He alternated the full page with half pages that can be turned to change the story. The story of The High Street was a large format book about English life and continued on with this format.

Goodall died at Shaftesbury in Dorset on 2nd June 1996.

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Lot FS20/443: John Strickland Goodall [1908-1996] - The Milliner's Shop

John Strickland Goodall [1908-1996] - The Milliner's shop - signed John S Goodall bottom right watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour 17.5 x 125cm.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £260