While Studying in Wilmington, Goodwin shared a studio in 1902 with James McBurney, Samuel Palmer, and Francis Newton. By 1903, he was intimately associated with the Pyle school and attended Pyle’s fiftieth birthday dinner together with several other Pyle pupils. While at the Art Students League, Goodwin began illustrating for periodicals such as Scribner’s, Harper’s, and Everybody’s magazines. He exhibited in New York at the Hammer, Latendorf, and Kennedy Galleries, and was the illustrator for Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails.
Goodwin’s subjects were primarily hunting, sporting, and wildlife scenes; however, he did treat some Western subjects. Walt Reed claims that Goodwin’s works show Pyle’s earnestness and discipline and are dramatic in color.
Goodwin died of pneumonia in Port Chester, New York, at the age of fifty-three.
References: Pitz, 200 Years; Gorman; Reed, Illustrator; New York Times obit, Dec. 13, 1935; BRM files.