Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Still digging out of our 30" Blizzard - Snow in Boston & NYC by Arthur Clifton Goodwin 1864-1929


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) Looking Down Tremont, Boston


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) A View of the Plaza from Central Park, New York City


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) The Wharf and Custom House Tower, ca. 1915


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) Busy Winter Day, Tremont and Park Streets, Boston


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) Copley Square, Boston 1908


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) Copley Square, Boston


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) Misty Winter Morning


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) Tremont Street, Boston, 1911


Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American artist, 1864-1929) Park Street Church in Winter



Still digging out of our 30" Blizzard - Snow in NYC by Guy Carleton Wiggins 1883-1962



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) 5th Avenue Snow Storm

American artist Guy Carleton Wiggins became famous for his paintings of New York City's snowy streets, landmarks & towering skyscrapers during winter. Wiggins was born into an artistic family; his father Carleton Wiggins was an accomplished artist who gave his son his first training as a painter. Later he enrolled in architectural school, but changed direction by entering the National Academy of Design to study painting. His teachers at the academy were William Merritt Chase & Robert Henri. He became one of the youngest members of the Lyme Art Colony of Old Lyme, Connecticut, painting alongside his father, Carleton, Childe Hassam, & Frank Vincent DuMond.

Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) Snow Scene with Horses and Carriages



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) Columbus Circle 1936



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) The New York Stock Exchange



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) Washington Square



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) Union Square in Winter



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) New York in the Snow 1959



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) A Winter Night in New York



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) City Hall Park in New York City



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) First Snowfall of the Season-Union Square



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) New York City in the Snow



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) New York in the Snow



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) New York in the Snow



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) New York in the Snow



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) Winter at the Plaza



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) Trinity Church on Wall Street



Guy Carleton Wiggins (American artist, 1883-1962) Washington's Birthday on Wall Street


Still digging out of our 30" Blizzard - Blue snow by Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932)


Walter Launt Palmer (American painter, 1854-1932) Albany in Snow 1871


Still digging out of our 30" Blizzard - The East Coast Great Blizzard of 1888




The Great Blizzard of 1888 (March 11-14, 1888) was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. Snowfalls of 20–60 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, & Connecticut, with sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. 



Roads were impassable, railroads were shut down, & people were confined to their houses for up to a week.  The New York Stock Exchange was closed for two days.  



Fire stations were immobilized.  Property loss from fire alone was estimated at $25 million.  



Severe flooding occurred after the storm due to melting snow.  More than 400 people died from the storm & the ensuing cold, including 200 in New York City alone.



See FineArtAmerica.com for prints of these colored newspaper images from the period.


Still digging out of our 30" Blizzard - Snow in NYC by William James Glackens (1870-1938)



 William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) Central Park in Winter, 1905

William James Glackens (1870-1938) was an American realist painter & one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art.  His dark-hued, vibrantly painted street scenes & depictions of daily life in pre-WW I New York & Paris first established his reputation as a major artist. His later work was brighter in tone reflecting influence of Renoir. During much of his career as a painter, Glackens also worked as an illustrator for newspapers & magazines in Philadelphia & New York City.



 William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) Central Park Sledding 1911



 William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) Descending from the Bus, 1910



 William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) In Central Park c. 1905



 William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) Skating in Central Park, 1910



 William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) The Green Car, 1910



 William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) Winter-Washington Square Park 1910



William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) Central Park