GOODMAN, Gordon J

1924 - 2014

Gordon Goodman

Born at Oulton Broad, Suffolk in 1924, son of Walter James Goodman (1898-1976) and his wife Alice Lily née Tuttle (1897-1970), who married at Oulton Broad in 1923. His career started as a boat-builder and then called into the Royal Navy being demobilised as a Petty Office shipwright. He then joined a small coachbuilding company before progressing to the Eastern Coachworks in Lowestoft from where he retired from their Experimental Department. In his 40's he needed a new interest and having a natural flair for drawing became a self-taught artist in watercolour. In 1973 he joined both the Lowestoft Art Group and the Southwold Art Circle and for the following eight years attended evening classes at the Lowestoft Art College. Ater his retirement he exhibited at the Assembly Rooms, Norwich and at the Buckingham Gallery, Southwold also exhibiting with the local art groups with a certain amount of success. During his time with the Group he contributed to work evenings, demonstrations, and critics, serving several years on the Committee and assisting in the hanging of numerous exhibitions before becoming chairman and an honorary member. He lived at 74 Dell Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk and died in August 2014.