Thomas F. Goodall was a landscape, coastal and rustic genre painter.
Goodall studied under John Sparkes. He was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1886, two years before JW was to exhibit with the group. Goodall not only exhibited with the NEAC but between 1879 and 1901 at the Royal Academy, as well as at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, Dudley Art Gallery, New Gallery and Royal Society of British Artists in London, the latter which elected JW its President in 1886. Goodall also exhibited at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In 1891 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Goodall was among those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 [#00631].
UK census 1881 at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp (accessed 2004.03); Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Artists, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J., and Anna Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.