(b. 1934 in Watertown, New York
) is a Chicago
-based American painter. As a young man he saw the film "Moulin Rouge
" and decided that he would be like Toulouse-Lautrec
and paint night life and bar patrons. His work shows gritty Chicago street people, musicians and barflies. He is widely admired in France
, although strangely little-known or noticed in Chicago
He lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife, Birthe "Bee" Svensson-Guinan.
His son, Paul Guinan, is a comic-book artist.