(1883-1962) Guy Carleton Wiggins was fortunate to have a talented father, Carleton Wiggins, a landscape painter.
A student in architecture and drawing at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Guy Wiggins continued his study of painting at the National Academy of Design. At the age of 20, Wiggins won acceptaance of a painting into the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Basing his style on French Impressionism, Guy Wiggins was also influenced by the American Impressionists, such as Childe Hassam. Around 1920 he chose to spend summers in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
In the 1920's he gained recognition for his city snow scenes, painted from within tall buildings in downtown New York.
The artist's move to Essex, Connecticut in 1937 led to his creation of the Guy Wiggins Art School. Traveling widely throughout the United States, he was known to have painted scenes of Montana, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Wiggins was a member of the Connecticut Academy of fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, the National Art Club Lotus Club, Lyme Art Association and the Salmagundi Club.