Seymour Joseph Guy
(1824 - 1910)
Seymour Joseph Guy was active/lived in New York / England. Seymour Guy is known for genre, portrait and child-figure painting.
Biography Seymour Joseph Guy
Following are excerpts from The Magazine Antiques, "Seymour Joseph Guy: Little Master of American genre painting."
By Bruce Weber | November 2009 |
Seymour Joseph Guy established a reputation in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century as one of the finest genre painters of children. His primarily cabinet-sized pictures were esteemed by his fellow artists and leading collectors of American art. He was widely respected for his technical ability and knowledge of the science of painting, but with the emergence of a younger generation of European-trained artists in the 1880s, Guy's meticulous and smoothly polished scenes of childhood began to fall out of fashion. In recent decades his art and t
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