Painter, illustrator, printmaker and sculptor, was born in UK, son of Frederick Woodhouse senior and brother of Frederick Woodhouse. He came to Australia in 1857, left school at 14 to do lithographic work and draw for New Sporting Era. He contributed to the Adelaide Lantern (1874-90) and in (?)1868-72 [Moore ii, 121, says the dates are 1878-84] worked for Adelaide Punch, including being proprietor for a year.
His cartoon Rival Pyrotechnists, depicting the rival fireworks' entrepreneurs the Frenchman Brock and the German Pain was published in Australian Life on 27 Janurary 1887 (ill. Colligan,144).
Woodhouse exhibited with Victorian Academy of Arts 1867-87, the Yarra Sculptors' Society in 1901, and with the NSW Society of Artists. He also worked in Tasmania and WA in the 1890s. In 1920s he was exhibiting with the Victorian Artists' Society in Melbourne. Did mining, hunting and fishing pictures as well as drawing illustrations.
He is buried in Geelong Cemetery.
Joan Kerr. DAAO