turning to Old Lyme in 1901. Many of his paintings were based on views of his restored 1740 cottage and garden. Voorhees, remembered now for his colorful Impressionistic works and moonlit Tonalist landscapes, often spent his winters painting at Bermuda.
Guy Wiggins ( 1883-1962), noted for his urban snow scenes and Connecticut landscapes, was influential as an artist and teacher during his long career. Guy and his artist-father, * Carleton Wiggins, were frequent visitors to Old Lyme in the early years of the twentieth century. A key figure during the 1890s at the East Hampton art colony, Carleton Wiggins subsequently purchased a home at Old Lyme in 1915, while Guy Wiggins settled permanently at Old Lyme in 1920. Born in Brooklyn, Guy Wiggins spent his childhood years in England and traveled widely with his father. He seriously pursued an early interest in architecture but soon realized he had a greater desire to paint, after which he studied in New York City under prominent landscape specialist William Merritt Chase and Realist painter * Robert Henri. Many artists were influenced through classes at the Guy Wiggins Art School, located in Old Lyme during summer months and in New Haven during winters until 1937, when he relocated the school to Essex, Connecticut, and operated it year-round.