Throughout his career, Wiggins split his time between New York, where he painted the snow scenes for which he is today best known, and Connecticut. His greatest contributions were made in the latter, as he did much to promote the local art scene. He was a member of the Old Lyme Art Association, and in 1930 he founded the Guy Wiggins School of Art. Seven years later he moved his school to nearby Essex, Connecticut, where he founded the Essex Painter’s Society.
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Wall Street Winter captures a familiar view looking towards Trinity Church where the street intersects with Broadway. The chill of the day resonates through Wiggins’ depiction of the windblown snow and American flags, and the hardy pedestrians quickening their pace among colorful automobiles.
Private collection, New York, New York, 2000 to present
(verso of board) Wall St / Winter / Guy Wiggins NA
1). William Vareika Fine Arts, Newport, Rhode Island, with painting description
2). (partial label lower right corner verso) “Atelie– / Artists’ Bo–