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57th Street

Period 1920-1949
Materials Oil on canvas.
W. 25 in; H. 30 in;
W. 63.5 cm; H. 76.2 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Description Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962)
57th Street
Oil on canvas.
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
framed size: 39 x 34 inches
signed: 'Guy Wiggins. NA.'

Sartor Galleries, Dallas, Texas.
Mrs. Mary Frances Yancey, acquired from the above, 1951.
Steve Yancey, son of the above.
David Dike Fine Art, Dallas, Texas.
Private collection - acquired from the above, 2003.
Private collection, Long Island

Guy Carlton WIGGINS (American, 1883-1962)
Guy Wiggins defining theme were his images of the canyons of Manhattan. He developed this during the decades between the wars and was able to record regularly the busy life and brilliant activity of the wintry streets of his town.
Wiggins began his career painting Impressionist landscapes in the grassy hills of Connecticut. He started to paint the city streets of New York in the 1920’s. His early architectural training is reflected in his keen interest in the monuments of the City. Over several decades he painted many of the great buildings of New York, accurately rendering the facades but masking the edifices in an Impressionist deluge of light and color by the falling snow and passing scenes. Taxicabs and flags fill his canvases and provide brilliant color notes against the driving white snow. As time progressed, his brushwork grew broader. Wiggin’s easy approach to New York’s hectic pace became a winning formula.
57th Street defines the energy and verve of Wiggins at his best. This painting is an extremely desirable example of Wiggins’ work, containing all the elements collectors most desired -- a snow scene, a landmark location, flags, activity and a relatively early work.
Styles / Movements Impressionism
Incollect Reference Number 111871
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