Guy Carleton Wiggins Oil Painting of Old Mill, Early 20th Century
Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962)
Untitled (mill), early 20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower left
Known for his impressionistic snow scenes of New York during the 1920s, Guy Carleton Wiggins began his artistic career at the age of eight when he received praise from New York critics after following in his father’s footsteps. His first technical training in architectural draftsmanship was at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, where he did not fare long before enrolling at the National Academy of Design to study art. At the early age of twenty, one of Wiggins’ pieces was purchased for the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He exhibited his work consistently and worked as a teacher, splitting his time between New York and Connecticut. Today, Wiggins’ work is collected by various public and private collections.
- canvas has been relined and waxed; scattered inpainting; scattered craquelure; small area of paint loss to upper left; rippling to canvas to upper right; finish wear and minor nicks and scratches to frame.
- measures the frame; sight measures 19.5" W x 15.5" H.