Maude Goodman (1853-1938) was an English-born painter, whose birth name was Matilda Goodman. She was raised and encouraged to pursue art by her step-mother after the passing of her mother. Goodman was known for her paintings which examined the relationship between women and children as well as her Arcadian garden paintings. She was educated at the Royal College of Art by elite artists including Edward Poynter. In 1973, she won a ‘Queen’s Prize’ and from then her career flourished. She went on to exhibit 54 works of art at the Royal Academy as well as in other galleries across the country. Maude married Arthur Scanes in 1882 but continued to use her maiden name in her career, keeping her individual identity. She passed away in England in 1938, at the age of 85.