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5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins
5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins
5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins
5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins
5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins
5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins
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5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins

  • This winter cityscape was composed by renowned American impressionist Guy Wiggins
  • Brightly hued yellow cabs and waving flags stand out against the grey-toned scene
  • The artist is renowned for his ambient wintertime views of New York City
  • This scene embodies the best qualities of Wiggins' coveted compositions
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$148,500
Item No. 31-7255

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Guy C. Wiggins
1883-1962 | American

5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street

Signed "Guy Wiggins" (lower right)
Oil on canvas

No other painter so poetically captured the beauty of winter in New York City as Guy Wiggins. Regarded as the last great American Impressionist, Wiggins possessed an intuitive understanding of light and color that permeated his compositions and gave life to his canvases. 5th Avenue at 42nd Street is an ode to. . .
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Guy C. Wiggins
1883-1962 | American

5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street

Signed "Guy Wiggins" (lower right)
Oil on canvas

No other painter so poetically captured the beauty of winter in New York City as Guy Wiggins. Regarded as the last great American Impressionist, Wiggins possessed an intuitive understanding of light and color that permeated his compositions and gave life to his canvases. 5th Avenue at 42nd Street is an ode to the poetic ambiance of the city as Wiggins presents his birds-eye view of a bustling 5th Avenue. Snow covers the busy street, while the waving flags and the yellow taxicabs add bursts of playful color to the otherwise muted scene. With its energetic yet meticulous brushwork and romantic palette, the work embodies the best qualities of Wiggins' coveted compositions.

Born in New York in 1883, Wiggins was the son of noted Barbizon artist Carleton Wiggins. Under his father's tutelage, Wiggins began painting at an early age and was a frequent visitor to the Old Lyme Art Colony, the first artists' group in the nation to adopt impressionism. It was there that he began to develop his own unique style of impressionism, earning critical acclaim early in his career. By the age of twenty, Wiggins was the youngest artist to have a work in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

He earned numerous awards, including membership in the National Academy of Design and the prestigious Norman Wait Harris Bronze Medal from the Art Institute of Chicago. He became best known for his iconic wintertime cityscapes, exhibiting a perceptive sensitivity to shifting environmental elements. Today, his works remain just as popular and are represented in important collections worldwide. 

Circa 1950

Canvas: 25 1/4" high x 30 1/4" wide
Frame: 32" high x 37" wide x 2" deep
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5th Avenue Storm at 42nd Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins
Maker: Wiggins, Guy
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.0
Width: 37.0
Height: 32.0
Style: Post-Impressionism
Canvas Width: 30.25
Canvas Height: 25.25
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