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Oil Painting by Guy Wiggins (1883-1962) New York, New England Winter

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By Guy Carleton Wiggins (1881-1962) 

Guy Carleton Wiggins (1881-1962) is best known
for his impressionistic snow scenes of New York in the 1920s. Wiggins lived in
Old Lyme and Essex, where he operated an art school. The Connecticut countryside
was conducive to his impressionist technique of plein-air painting and broken

He was the son of a prominent artist, Carleton
Wiggins, a painter in the Barbizon style who studied with George Inness and
admired Anton Mauve and Dwight Tryon. The father and his family had been early,
and regular visitors to the Old Lyme Colony, and the elder artist had settled
in Lyme permanently by 1915, where he was active in the Lyme Art Association
and in the social life of the colony. Carleton Wiggins' palette had brightened
under the influence of Old Lyme Impressionism, but in general, his work
remained tonal, and his subjects were truly pastoral, his paintings often of
sheep in a meadow.
Connecticut landscapes and New York snow
scenes are about equal in number in his work, and comprise most of it, the
pastoral quality in parts of our state clearly appealed to Wiggins. Some say
the Connecticut landscapes are his best work.
He won prizes from the Connecticut Academy of
Fine Arts, the Salmagundi Club, and the Art Club of Philadelphia, and in 1917,
he won the prestigious Harris Bronze medal from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Early recognition came at age 20, when he was the youngest American to have a work accepted into the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Scores of museums and institutions exhibit the works of Guy Carleton

 Canvas20x24   Frame 29x32 3/4                                       I.D. 300       LOC. F

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