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Guy Carleton Wiggins

Guy Carleton Wiggins


Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York City (New York state, United States)

Guy Carleton Wiggins The celebrated American impressionist painter, Guy Carleton Wiggins, was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883. His initial artistic training was under his father, artist John Carleton Wiggins, and after attending the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, he went on to study at the National Academy of Design under the reputable William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. As his talent was quickly recognized, Wiggins’s New York cityscape painting, Metropolitan Tower, was purchased for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection when he was only twenty years-old. He became widely known for these winter scenes of Manhattan buildings, as well as for his landscapes of the English countryside.

In 1920, he joined the Old Lyme colony of painters in Connecticut as one of their youngest members, and it was during the following decades that the picturesque New England scenery filtered into his work. The colony sought to create a new style of impressionism, and in doing so, they combined the newly emerging American techniques and ideas with French traditions. Wiggins’ developed his own unique and impressive painterly style, in which he incorporated bright colors in snowy cityscapes, capturing and perfecting the atmospheric haze.

He founded the Guy Wiggins Art School in 1937 in Essex, Connecticut, and soon after he formed the Essex Painters Society. Wiggins continued to show his paintings in several solo and group exhibitions, and today his work is included in various collections such as the Chicago Art Institute and the National Gallery of Art, with two of his paintings even hanging in the White House. He passed away in 1962.


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GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American 1883-1962) Winter at the Library Oil on canvas 25in. 30in. Signed lower left Signed
GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American 1883-1962)Winter at the LibraryOil on canvas25in. 30in.Signed lower leftSigned ...
Lot 30402
Auction 621
Friday, November 18, 2005
GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American, 1883-1962) Union Square, Winter Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm) Signed
GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American, 1883-1962)Union Square, WinterOil on canvas25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm)Signed...
Lot 63153
Auction 5002
Friday, November 21, 2008
GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American 1883-1962) Snow Storm 16in.x 12in. Oil on canvas Signed lower left  Brian Roughton:
GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American 1883-1962)Snow Storm16in.x 12in.Oil on canvasSigned lower leftBrian Roughton:...
Lot 30401
Auction 621
Friday, November 18, 2005
Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962) Winter at the Library, 1957 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962)Winter at the Library, 1957Oil on canvas20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)...
Lot 68082
Auction 5286
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962) Old and New New York Oil on canvas 28 x 42 inches (71.1 x 106.7 cm) Signe
Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962)Old and New New YorkOil on canvas28 x 42 inches (71.1 x 106.7 cm)Signe...
Lot 68076
Auction 5275
Saturday, November 12, 2016

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Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962) East River in Winter Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed...
Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962) East River in Winter Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed... (1)

Auction 5351
Friday, May 4, 2018
GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American, 1883-1962) A Blizzard on Wall Street Oil on canvas board 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)...
GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American, 1883-1962)A Blizzard on Wall StreetOil on canvas board10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)Signed lower right: Guy Wiggins
Lot 73170
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012

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