(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.
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
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