SOLD 5th Avenue Winter Storm

by Guy C. Wiggins (1883–1962)
Oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Signed lower left: Guy Wiggins; on verso: Guy Wiggins N. A.


Private collection

Sale, Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Windsor, Connecticut, January 1, 2024, lot 200, from above

Related Works

Fifth Avenue at the Library, oil on canvas, 24¼ x 20 inches, signed lower left; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

New York Library, Fifth Avenue, 1903–1962, oil on board, 11⅝ x 8¾ inches; New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

Note: Wiggins depicts 5th Avenue looking south towards St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the two spires just visible through the snowfall.

Artist Biography

New York has always been my favorite subject, especially streets in snow storms.[1] —Guy C. Wiggins, 1948

By Nina Sangimino

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Of the great family legacies in American art, Wiggins is definitely at the forefront. Carleton Wiggins studied with George Inness and painted landscapes with a Barbizon influence, and his grandson Guy A. Wiggins still paints both rural landscapes and urban city views. Yet the most well known of this clan is

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