Stephen Guild, 49, of Rocky Hill, died November 15 following a long battle with cancer.
A native of Virginia, he was a 1976 graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in art and archaeology, concentrating in art history and the visual arts. A craftsman, painter, draftsman, musician, and film enthusiast, he made hundreds of paintings and drawings during his 27-year career. Also a landscape artist, his favorite spot was the view of the Lake Carnegie dam.
He founded Arcturus Painting in 1980, specializing in faux finishes, color-stained concrete, and various forms of surface restoration. His commissions included the restoration of Auldbrass Plantation, a Frank Lloyd Wright house in South Carolina, and numerous projects for architect Michael Graves in New York, Cincinnati, and Princeton. His restorative work is found in many Princeton area homes.
He played several instruments, enjoyed athletics and astronomy, and studied Joyce and Caravaggio.
He is survived by his parents, Henley and Virginia Guild of Alexandria, Va.; his wife, Monica Lange; two daughters, Elli and Sophia; and two siblings, Henley Guild and Susan Braun, both of Richmond.
A memorial service was held November 19 at the Princeton Quaker Meeting House.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Elli and Sophia Guild Education Trust, P.O. Box 544, Rocky Hill 08553.