1891 - 1980
Theme/Style Abstraction, Modernism, seascapes, landscapes
Media Oils, watercolors
Artistic Focus Though he later painted abstractions, Raymond Leroy Hill was noted early in his career for western landscapes. His more Modernist canvases incorporated Cubist influences, clean lines and bold colors.
• Raymond Hill was born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, in 1891.
• Hill attended the Rhode Island School of Design, the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and also studied with Dante Sicci in Rome.
During World War I, Hill suffered shell shock, but its lasting effects in no way diminished his skill as a artist.
• From 1927 to 1961 Hill was a professor in the art department at the University of Washington in Seattle.
• Hill exhibited with the San Francisco Art Association in 1931 and at the Oakland Art Gallery in the mid-1930s.
• During his career Hill had one-man shows at Gump’s department store in San Francisco; the Seattle Art Museum, as well as the Henry Art Gallery and the University of Washington in Seattle; the Tacoma Art League; the Denver Art Museum; and also the Art Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Providence Art Club in Rhode Island.
• Raymond Leroy Hill passed away in Seattle, Washington, in 1980.
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