Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962). Oil on canvas painting titled "Bermuda Days," depicting a tropical church under bright blue skies. Signed along the lower left. Further signed and titled along the verso with a Campinile Gallery, Chicago label affixed to the verso.
Guy Wiggins was born into a family of artists; his father, Carleton Wiggins, was a well-known painter with close ties to the Barbizon school. Despite early training as an architect, Guy soon turned to painting as well, working in an Impressionist style. While he is best known for his snow-covered scenes of New York City, Guy Carleton Wiggins in his personal life was a fan of the beach. He spent much of his later career traveling to tropical locations, vacationing and painting. His glee in the lush tropical landscape of Barbados is evident in the saturated color palette and the bright, intense sunlight. His interest in architecture is also clear in this paintingñthe church is rendered with draftsmanlike precision, perfectly situated in the composition. This artwork is a wonderful example of the way Wiggins' artworks show his personality, and his keen eye for the world around him.
Provenance: From the distinguished collection of Rodney Sanford and Julie Wallace, MinnesotaSight; Height: 24 1/2 in x width: 29 1/2 in. Framed; Height: 35 3/4 in x width: 41 in.
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