Guy Carleton Wiggins

Catalogue Raisonné for the complete works of Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883 - 1962)

Thank you for visiting the Virtual Catalogue Raisonné for the complete works Guy Carleton Wiggins (American 1883-1962). This catalogue raisonné is a comprehensive, annotated listing of all the known artworks by Guy Carleton Wiggins in all mediums (oil, watercolor, etc.) The works that meet the Wiggins catalogue raisonné committee's criteria will be included and described in such a way that they will be searchable and reliably identified by third parties. Works that do not meet the criteria will be stored for future reference but not included in the Wiggins catalogue raisonné.

After 45 years of research, scholarship and dealing with the works of Guy Carleton Wiggins and witnessing the confusion over authenticity, I decided that rather than publishing a multi-volume catalogue, we would address the authenticity issues surrounding works by Guy Carleton Wiggins by creating a virtual catalogue raisonné; for the artist's body of work. Guy C. Wiggins was a prolific painter therefore this extensive project will be an on going.

The virtual catalogue raisonné enables museums, auction houses, collectors and owners of works by the Guy Carleton Wiggins to submit their painting(s) to be included in the Wiggins Catalogue Raisonné, which is searchable by Title (description), Provenance, Medium, Subject, Size, Inventory Number and Date of Work.The fee to summit an individual painting for an opinion and to be included is $350.00. Shipping artwork to Dallas and the return will be the responsibility of the owner.

Brian Roughton
Catalogue Raisonné Guy Carleton Wiggins Committee
About the Artist »

Guy C. Wiggins was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1883, the son of Carleton Wiggins, who had a long and highly acclaimed career as a landscape painter. The younger Wiggins, who first studied with his father, continued the American landscape tradition, winning many prestigious prizes from 1916 on. Around 1900, Guy C. Wiggins studied architecture and drawing at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, but went on to study painting at the National Academy of Design. Early recognition came at age 20, when he was the youngest American to have a work accepted into the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.