Stephen Frederick Gooden (1892 - 1955)

Illustrator and printmaker.

Born in Rugby and attended Rugby School, studying at the Slade School of Fine Art 1903-13. After serving in WWI worked with lithography, wood engraving and etching but by the 1920s was concentrating on copper engraving and worked with the Nonesuch Press. Exhibited with the Royal Society of Painters Engravers, Royal Society of Miniature Painters...', Royal Academy and the New English Art Club. Elected RA 1946. Illustrated many books including: 'Anacreon' translated by Abraham Cowley, 1923; O Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi', 1939. Lived at Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire. His work is held by the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, as well as the British Museum.