Guy Carleton Wiggins was an American artist who became famous for his paintings of New York City's snowy streets, landmarks and towering skyscrapers on blustery winter days. In 1883, Guy Wiggins was born into an artistic family. His father, the painter Carleton Wiggins, was an accomplished artist who guided his young son along by giving him his first artistic training. Later, he enrolled in an architectural college, but would soon change direction by entering the National Academy of Design to study painting instead. His teachers at The National Academy were the acclaimed artists William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri.
Throughout his career, Wiggins painted in an Impressionistic style. He often traveled the New England countryside to paint the landscape vistas - streams, fields and woodlands - capturing the various seasons of the year on canvas. He became one of the youngest members of the Old Lyme artist colony, painting alongside his father, as well as Childe Hassam and Frank Vincent DuMond. Today, Guy Wiggins is represented in many American museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.