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Francis Guy

 (1760 - 1820)
Francis Guy was active/lived in New York, Maryland.  Francis Guy is known for town-estate-landscape and genre painting.

Biography   Francis Guy


Born in Lorton in the Lake District of England, Francis Guy became one of the earliest landscape painters in America and did work that reflected its evolution from picturesque scenes tied to European tradition to topographical studies to settings where the artist worked.

As a young man, he was a silk dyer in London, and then in 1795, emigrated to New York and established a silk dyeing plant in Brooklyn.

He failed at this endeavor and experimented in other mediums including dentistry, tailoring, and art.   From 1798 to 1817, he lived in Baltimore where he painted a series of murals for the Fountain Inn and did country estate painting commissions.  Many of his estate paintings had figures going about   ...  Displaying 750 of 2010 characters.

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