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Guy C. Wiggins

Born: Feb 23, 1883

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Nationality: United States

Guy C. Wiggins

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1883
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Guy Carleton Wiggins NA was an American artist who 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 his paintings, as The Metropolitan Tower; Washington Square in Winter; Columbia Circle, Winter; and Riverside Drive. Throughout 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.

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  • Guy Carleton Wiggins
  • Guy Wiggins
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