Birth Date: 1907
Death Date: 1992
Exhibited at the Royal Acadamy in London, where he was awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Lived for most of his life in Bridlington and specialised in local scenes, portraits and still life. Served with the R.A.F during WW2. After the war he lived in Beverley for a time where he was much influenced by Frederick William Elwell (he studied at the Royal Academy schools, London, with financial assistance from the Elwells). Kept a studio in Trinity Lane, below Fred Elwell's studio. Was a close friend of Kenneth Elwell, FRed's nephew. From 1947 until the 1950's he taught a the girls school in Bridlington, where he met his future wife Violet Williamson who was the subject of one of Walter's portraits. Goodin's output was prolific but today most of his works are in private hands. However a number of his paintings have been purchased for Sewerby Hall by the Trevor Field Art Trust.