Kilburne George Goodwin 1839-1924

George Goodwin Kilburne was a London genre painter, watercolourist and engraver. He studied for five years with the Dalziel brothers, the engravers and illustrators.

Exquisitely portrayed are his images of the ultra-fashionable female beauty. His depiction of this beauty was heightened by dress, a treatment that concentrated heavily on externals and on rich decoration.

Kilburne began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1863, and was elected a member of the New Watercolour Society in 1866. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (1863-1918), Suffolk Street, New Watercolour Society, the Grosvenor Gallery and elsewhere. Many of his pictures became popular through prints. His work can be seen in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the Sheffield Art Gallery.