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- 2015 April Auction (NS)
Signed l/r: T.Hill 1904
Verso: Label for R. Love Galleries, Chicago IL.
Thomas Hill, along with Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and William Keith and other members of the Rocky Mountain school, discovered the West and began to portray its expansiveness. Born in England, he came to United States at an early age and settled in Massachusetts. He studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and became a well-known still life and portrait artist. The major turning point in his career came about in 1861 when he moved to San Francisco and started painting mountainscapes, for which he became famous. He was principally known for his views of Yosemite...
Source: Dorothy Harmsen, Harmsen’s Western Americana, Harmsen Publishing company, Denver Colorado, Revised edition 1978.
Peggy and Harold Samuels, The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West, Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New Jersey 1976