GOODMAN, Penelope Mary

1867 - 1948

'Daisy' Goodman

As Penelope Mary Everett, she was born at Erith, Kent on 10 January 1867, posthumous daughter of Edwin Alfred Everett (1833-8 January 1867) and his wife Clara, née Stone (1831-1905), who married at St Pancras, London on 21 September 1859. Penelope was a sister to Frederick Everett and she was known in the family as 'Daisy'. In 1871, her 38-year-old widowed mother, Clara Everett was living at The Villas, 16 Bexley Road, Erith with her four children, Edwin Alfred 10, Frederick 8, Ernest 6 and Penelope. Penelope studied at Blackheath School of Art, winning a prize for Drawings from Life in 1892, and at the Slade School of Fine Art. She married in the Dartford district in 1891, Alfred William Goodman (1857-1936), barrister-at-law, and in 1911, they were living at Lessness House, Woolwich Road, Belvedere, Kent with their three children Daphne Mary Everett (11 June 1892-26 January 1985), Gilbert Anthony (5 July 1895-28 October 1918), a lieutenant in the R.A.F. who was killed in action in the First World War, and Elizabeth Everett (12 April 1907-1980). Goodman is known especially for her bold and colourful watercolours, exhibiting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Society of Women Artists; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Hibernian Academy and the Paris Salon. An avid member of the Suffragette Movement, in 1910 spending a month in gaol instead of paying a £5 fine for breaking a window, she lived at Belvedere, Kent but from the 1920s maintained her base at Walberswick on the Suffolk coast. As Penelope Everett Goodman, a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1932-1947 and a regular exhibitor showing two watercolours in 1932, from Lesnes House, Belvedere, Kent, 'Geese, Walberswick' and 'Gladioli', in 1933 from The Old Post Office, Walberswick an oil 'Castle at Noon, Walberswick', in 1935, two oils 'Moonrise, Walberswick' and 'Miss Joanna MacWilliams' and in 1944 'Spring in Berkshire' and 'Cyclamen'. In 1939, a widow and an artist painter, living at Old Post Office, Walberswick, Suffolk, with her unmarried daughters Elizabeth and Daphne, both musicians and singers. Penelope Mary Goodman, who was also a poet, died at 9a Palace Gate, Kensington, London on 25 June 1948, aged 80. She sometimes used the name Penelope Everett Goodman.

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