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Snow-Crowned Hills

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.


c. 1920


Guy Carleton Wiggins
American, 1883–1962

About this artwork

Guy Carleton Wiggins was devoted to the depiction of both rural and urban landscape and he became especially well known for winter scenes. He was the second generation of a family of painters; his father, Carleton Wiggins, was one of the first members of the artists’ colony in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The younger Wiggins also spent time in Old Lyme, where Snow-Crowned Hills was painted. Although the broken brushstrokes of the composition clearly derive their inspiration from the Impressionists, the unspoiled, uninhabited wintry landscape portrayed is uniquely American.


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Arts of the Americas


Guy Carleton Wiggins


Snow-Crowned Hills


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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c. 1920


Oil on canvas


Signed lower right: Guy Wiggins


84.5 × 100.3 cm (33 1/4 × 39 1/2 in.)

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Walter H. Schulze Memorial Collection

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