Henry B. Goodwin was born in Germany in 1878. He emigrated to Sweden in 1904 to teach at Uppsala University. In 1916 he abandoned his linguistic work to become a full-time portrait photographer with a studio of his own.
Goodwin was one of the groundbreaking photographers that considered photography an independent art form. He is considered one of Sweden’s most distinguished photographers ever. It was very popular to get your picture taken by Goodwin among Stockholm’s upper class. Many of his portraits of well-known artists, writers, and actors of that time were published.
This theme auction includes his respectful portraits of celebrities of his time, as well as several pictures of persons close to him. The auction also offers lovely pictures from the island of Utö where he owned a cottage. There are also photographs of their beloved dogs named Troll and Tott published in the book ”Troll och Tott och deras vänner” that Ida and Henry B. Goodwin made together in 1924.