About This Exhibition

American impressionist Guy Carleton Wiggins traveled widely in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico from the 1880s to 1920s, studying the New England countryside, coastlines in Calais, and bustling Saltillo streets. Back home in the United States, he, like colleagues Robert Henri, Childe Hassam, and John Noble interpreted French painting styles—especially impressionism and post-impressionism—to describe American environments, from snow-covered hills in Connecticut to brimming avenues in New York City.

Country, City, Shore is organized by the Wichita Art Museum with works from the collection.

A church spire rises in the center of the painting with flags on the building at left. The street has figures and cars in a heavy snowstorm. The church is thought to be the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, 5th Ave. and 48th Street. It was demolished in 1949. It was where Rockefeller Center is now.

Guy Carleton Wiggins, Fifth Avenue Storm, about 1930s. Oil on linen, 17 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek in support of the Sarachek Initiative for Guy Wiggins Studies