SIR DAVID GOODALL
Italy and India

6pm Thursday 25th October – Saturday 3rd November 2012

Note: Nothing will be sold from the exhibition before it opens at 6pm on the 25th October.

Sir David Goodall GCMG was British High Commissioner to India from 1987 to 1991. His earlier postings in the Diplomatic Service, which he joined in 1956, included Indonesia, Kenya, Austriaand Germanyas well as a spell in the Cabinet Office, when he helped to negotiate the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985. Following his retirement, he was for some years Chairman of the Leonard Cheshire Foundation (now Leonard Cheshire Disability), which operates a network of services for disabled people in 50 different countries worldwide, including 24 Homes across India. His interest in painting began at school at Ampleforth, with lessons from Fr Raphael Williams, a talented watercolourist in the Wilson Steer tradition; but he only started painting seriously twenty years later, after reading Sir Winston Churchill’s Painting as a Pastime.

While in India, he visited almost every state of the Indian Union, always carrying his watercolours with him, as he has continued to do on his travels post-retirement. The results have been shown in one-man exhibitions in Delhi, London, Durham, Hull and in North Yorkshire; and he has published two books of his watercolours: Remembering India (1997) and Ryedale Pilgrimage (2000).

INDIA

All works are pen, ink and watercolour on paper unless otherwise stated.

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ITALY

All works are pen, ink and watercolour on paper unless otherwise stated.

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ELSEWHERE

All works are pen, ink and watercolour on paper unless otherwise stated.