Guy Carleton Wiggins, N.A. [American Artist, 1883-1962]
Guy Wiggins Biography:
Guy C. Wiggins was an American artist who became famous for his wonderful paintings of New York City's snowy streets, landmarks and towering skyscrapers on blustery winter days. In 1883 the young Guy Wiggins was born into an artistic family, his father Carleton Wiggins was an accomplished artist who guided his young son along by giving him his first artistic training as a painter. Later he enrolled in an architectural college, but later changed direction by entering the National Academy of Design to study painting. His teachers at N.A.D. were the acclaimed William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri.
Throughout his career, he painted in an Impressionistic style -- he traveled the New England countryside 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 artist colony, painting alongside his father Carleton Wiggins, Childe Hassam and Frank Vincent DuMond. Wiggins taught art in New York and Connecticut, and he enjoyed a long and successful career as a respected painter. He died in St. Augustine, Florida in 1962.
National Arts Club
He was elected to the National Academy
Bronze Medal, Harris Prize, Art Institute of Chicago 1917