Reproductions Guy, Seymour Joseph

Seymour Joseph Guy

1824 - 1910

Painter, United States, Academic Classicism

Seymour Joseph Guy Biography

Seymour Joseph Guy was born in Greenwich, England, 16 January, 1824. Seymour Joseph Guy studied under Ambrosini Jerome in London, and came to New York in 1854, where he still (1887) resides. Guy began to paint portrait paintings, and met with success, but afterward turned his attention to genre paintings. Seymour Joseph Guy was elected associate of the National academy in 1861, academician in 1865, and was one of the original members of the American society of painters in water colors in 1866. His subjects for the paintings are chiefly scenes and incidents drawn from child life. Seymour Joseph Guy exhibited at the academy the paintings "The Good Sister" (1868); "After the Shower," "More Free than Welcome," and a portrait of Charles L. Elliott (1869); "The Little Stranger" and "Playing on the Jew’s Harp" (1870); "The Street Fire" (1871); "Fixing for School" (1874); "The Little Orange Girl" (1875); "Cash on Hand" (1877); and "See Saw, Margery Daw" (1884).)