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Francis Guy

Francis Guy

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Baltimore where he painted a series of murals and was commissioned to paint country estates.  He lived the last part of his life in Brooklyn, and left behind over 400 works.

Biography

Born in Lorton in the Lake District of England, Guy trained to be a silk dyer in London. In 1795, he immigrated to New York and established a silk dyeing plant in Brooklyn. He failed at this, but experimented in other professions including dentistry, tailoring, and art. From 1798 to 1817, he lived in Baltimore where he painted a series of murals and was commissioned to paint country estates.  He lived the last part of his life in Brooklyn, and left behind over 400 works.

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