Guy Carleton Wiggins Biography | Oil Paintings

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

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Wiggins, Guy Carleton

Guy Carleton Wiggins father the accomplished Barbizon style artist Carleton Wiggins gave his son his first artistic training. At first, he enrolled in the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute to study architecture, but later changed his mind and decided to change direction and entered the National Academy of Design to study painting and he was able to study with two of the best teachers at the academy, William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri.

Throughout Guy C. Wiggins' career, he painted in an Impressionistic style. He traveled the countryside of New England painting streams, fields and woodlands capturing on canvas the various seasons of the year. At the Old Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut, he painted alongside his father, Carleton and Childe Hassam, and was one of the colony's youngest members.

During the Great Depression, no one was buying paintings so he opened the Guy Wiggins Art School in Lyme, Connecticut. Wiggins taught art in New York and Connecticut and enjoyed a long and successful career as an artist, and became famous for his paintings of New York City's snowy streets, landmarks and towering skyscrapers especially during winter. Two of his paintings hang in the White House.

Art Movement: Impressionism.
Artists Influencing Guy C. Wiggins: Carleton Wiggins, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

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