Alfred J. Wiggin
1823 - 1888
Portrait and landscape painter A. J. Wiggin, who was born in New Hampshire, first came to Cape Ann in the early 1840s, just as Fitz Henry Lane was establishing himself as a marine artist. The earliest known portrait Wiggin did in this area dates to 1842. Over the next 25 years, he produced an undetermined number of canvases recording the faces of Cape Ann citizens and the facades of their houses.