Jun 14, 2018 - Sale 2482

Sale 2482 - Lot 94

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Snow Storm, New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue.

Oil on board. 252x204 mm; 10x8 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto.

Ex-collection private collection, Tennessee.

Wiggins (1883-1962) was born in Brooklyn into an artistic family. His father, Carleton Wiggins (1848-1942) was an accomplished painter and gave his son his early training. Later, Wiggins junior became the youngest member of the Old Lyme Art Association in Connecticut, painting alongside his father, Childe Hassam and others.

Throughout his long and successful career, Wiggins painted in an Impressionist style and became especially well-known for his snowy New York cityscapes capturing the buildings and landmarks of Manhattan enveloped in wintry weather. Like Hassam, Wiggins blended the French traditions of Impressionism, from the likes of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, with a newer, distinctly American style, influenced by his National Academy instructors William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri.