Francis Guy (1760–1820) was an English-born American Colonial Era painter. Mostly remembered for his topographic views of Brooklyn, Guy is today intensely regarded as one of America's prehistoric and most important landscape artists.
Guy participated in the family concern as a London silk dyer back he moved to the United States in September 1795, where he expected to continue his career. He lived briefly in New York and Philadelphia and by 1798 had approved in Baltimore. After a flare destroyed his event in 1799 in Baltimore, Guy granted to devote himself to painting. Although he had no formal art education, Guy was nimble to learn by himself, with the incite of patrons when Robert Gilmor. Robert Gilmor was one of Baltimore’s noted upfront art collectors, who allowed Guy to copy his pictures. In Baltimore, Guy worked with rich clientele creating landscapes of country estates and cutting edge he became known for depicting the everyday deeds of Baltimore's citizenry. Guy then moved to Brooklyn in 1817, where he stayed until his death in 1820.
The type of landscape paintings Guy produced was relatively further to American art. Indeed, during the colonial time American artists usually depicted idealized subjects agreed from European artistic models rather than painting from nature. Guy died past the feat of the utterly ambitious exhibition he had planned at the Shakespeare Club in Brooklyn in 1820.