Edward Hill USA

12-9-1843 Wolverhampton, ENG – 8-27-1923 Hood River, USA

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Hill, Edward

Edward Hill's family moved to the United States in 1844, settling in Taunton, Massachusetts. Moving frequently, the family finally settled in Gardner, Massachusetts in 1860. Edward Hill and his brother, Thomas Hill, worked decorating furniture. Edward moved to San Francisco in 1862 where he shared a studio with Thomas who had settled there the previous year. By 1864, Edward returned to Boston and began painting in earnest.

Hill married Sarah Lorla Brown in 1869 and moved to Littleton, New Hampshire the following year. In 1874, the family moved to Lancaster, New Hampshire. In 1875, while living in Lancaster, Hill painted The Presidential Range from Legro's Hill, Lancaster, one of his earliest known White Mountain pictures.

From 1877 to 1892, Edward Hill was artist-in-residence at the Profile House in Franconia Notch. The surrounding area provided subjects for his paintings that proved popular with the hotel guests - Profile Lake, the Old Man of the Mountain, Echo Lake, Eagle Cliff, The Flume, and Mount Lafayette.

Edward Hill exhibited regularly at the Boston Art Club throughout the 1880s, where he was an artist member from 1881 to 1887. By this time, Hill's financial success and artistic acceptance were firmly established.

Hill spent the last years of his life in the Pacific Northwest. At 67 years of age, Hill moved to Hood River, Oregon and opened a studio.

Movement: Hudson River School
Traveled: USA
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