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 Guy Crittington Maccoy  (1904 - 1981)

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Lived/Active: Kansas/California      Known for: serigraphy, silkscreen, genre and still life painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born Valley Falls, Oct. 7, 1904 and died Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 18, 1981, Guy Maccoy was a painter, printmaker and teacher.

He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1924-28; in Colorado Springs; and, after moving to New York, at the Art Students League and at Columbia University.

He was a pupil of John Douglas Patrick, William Rosenbauer, Alexander Kostellow, and Anthony Angarola. He worked as a supervisor in the Federal Art Project.

Maccoy moved to Los Angeles in 1947 and cofounded the Western Serigraph Society.  He taught at the Otis Art Institute until retirement in 1965.
Murals at the Brooklyn Museum and the Girls? Industrial School in Brooklyn; Library of Congress; New York Public Library; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Philbrook Museum of Art.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Reg. KCAI; AskArt,, accessed Dec. 21, 2005.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Serigrapher and muralist, Guy Maccoy was born in Valley Fails, Kansas on October 7, 1904.  Maccoy began his art studies at the Kansas City Art Institute and continued with Ernest Lawson in Colorado Springs.  Upon moving to New York City, he studied at the Art Students League and at Columbia University.  In 1932 he began producing silk screen prints in New York City with his wife, Geno Pettit.

During the 1930s Depression, he enrolled as a muralist in the Federal Art Project. He and Geno moved to Los Angeles in 1947 and co-founded the Western Serigraph Society. 

He taught at Jepson and Otis art schools until retirement in 1965. 

MacCoy died in Los Angeles on March 18, 1981.

Murals: Brooklyn Museum; Girls' Industrial School (Brooklyn). 11 American Artists, Oct. 1974; DR.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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