Guy Carleton Wiggins USA

2-23-1883 Brooklyn, USA – 4-25-1962 St. Augustine, USA

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Wiggins, Guy Carleton

Guy Carleton Wiggins became famous for his paintings of New York City's snowy streets, landmarks and towering skyscrapers during winter. In 1883 the young Wiggins was born into an artistic family; his father Carleton Wiggins was an accomplished artist who gave his son his first training as a painter. Later he enrolled in architectural school, but changed direction by entering the National Academy of Design to study painting. His teachers at the academy were William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri.

He was born in Brooklyn and made his residence in New York City, a city which often provided subjects for Guy Carleton Wiggins paintings, as The Metropolitan Tower; Washington Square in Winter; Columbia Circle, Winter; and Riverside Drive.

Throughout Guy Carleton Wiggins' career, he painted in an impressionistic style, as may be seen especially in Berkshire Hills, June. He traveled New England painting streams, fields and woodlands capturing on canvas the various seasons of the year. He became one of the youngest members of the Old Lyme Art Colony of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and painted alongside his father, Carleton, Childe Hassam, and Frank Vincent DuMond. Wiggins taught art in New York and Connecticut and enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter. He died while on vacation in St. Augustine, Florida, aged 79.

Two of his paintings hang in the White House. His work can be seen in several major museums, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art.

Art Movement: Impressionism
Influences: Carleton Wiggins, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri
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