Guy Crittendon MacCoy is a well-listed California painter, printmaker, and
teacher known for his diversified Modernist works.
Born in 1904 in Valley Falls, Kansas, he studied at the Kansas City Art
Institute and the Arts Student League as well as Columbia University in New York
City, New York. He was a pupil of Benton, Matulka, and Lawson, and became a
muralist in the Federal Art Project during the Depression years. MacCoy moved to
Los Angeles, California in 1947and co-founded the Western Serigraph Society.
He taught at the Otis Art Institute until his retirement in 1965. His
works have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, the Pennsylvania
Academy, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His works are in several museum
collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum
of Art, the Newark Museum, and UC Berkeley. He died in 1981.