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Encyclopedia > Thomas Hill (painter)
"Yosemite Valley" by Thomas Hil, c.1900
"Yosemite Valley" by Thomas Hil, c.1900

Thomas Hill (September 11, 1829 - June 30, 1908) was an important American artist of the 19th century. He produced many fine paintings of the California landscape, in particular of the Yosemite Valley, as well as the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This article is about the date September 11 in general. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Yosemite Valley with Half Dome in the distance. ... Looking south on the Franconia Ridge Trail. ...

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Biography

Thomas Hill was born in England on September 11, 1829. At the age of 15, he emigrated to the U.S. with his family. They settled in Taunton, Massachusetts. In 1851, he had married Charlotte Elizabeth Hawkins. They would have nine children. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... This article is about the date September 11 in general. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


At the age of 24, Hill attended evening classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Design (PAFA) and studied under American painter Peter Frederick Rothermel (1812-1895). During his years as a student, Hill traveled to the White Mountains in New Hampshire as early as 1854 and sketched alongside members of the Hudson River School, such as Benjamin Champney. In 1856, Hill and his family moved to San Francisco. For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Looking south on the Franconia Ridge Trail. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Thomas Coles View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow) 1836 The Hudson River school was a mid-1800 American group of landscape painters whose approach was related to romanticism. ... A typical, early (1867) painting by Champney Benjamin Champney (1817-1907) is synonymous with the White Mountain paintings of the 19th century. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


With painter Virgil Williams and photographer Carleton Watkins, Hill made his first trip to the Yosemite Valley in 1865. The next year, Hill traveled to the East Coast and Europe. He now established his faimly on the East Coast but continued to take sketching trips to the West Coast and to attend meetings of the San Francisco Art Association. He moved his family back to San Francisco in 1873. Carleton E. Watkins - 19th Century California Photographer He became famous for his series of photographs and historic stereoviews of Yosemite Valley in the 1860s, and also created a variety images of California and Oregon in the 1870s and later. ... Yosemite Valley with Half Dome in the distance. ...


Hill made yearly sketching trips to Yosemite, Mount Shasta, and, back east, to the White Mountains. Hill ran an art gallery and art supply store. He briefly acted as the interim director for the SFAA School of Design and went to Alaska on a commission for environmentalist John Muir. He lived on his stock market investments as well as his art proceeds. His marriage collapsed in the 1880s. Mount Shasta, a 14,179-foot (4,322 m)[1] stratovolcano, is the second-highest peak in the Cascade Range and the fifth highest peak in California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,855 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... John Muir (1838-1914) John Muir appears on the California quarter John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was one of the earliest modern preservationists. ...


Toward the end of his life, he maintained a studio at Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel. After suffering from a stroke, Hill left Yosemite and traveled up and down the California coast, including stops in Coronado, San Diego and Santa Barbara. He died in Raymond, California on June 30, 1908. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it more accessible to a general audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Coronado and San Diego, as viewed from the Cabrillo National Monument. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer Ben Hueso Area    - City 963. ... Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... Raymond, California is located approx. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Work

Hill was loosely associated with the Hudson River School of painters. He made early trips to the White Mountains with his friend Benjamin Champney and painted White Mountain subjects throughout his career. Hill acquired the technique of painting en plein air. These paintings in the field later served as the basis for larger finished works. Thomas Coles View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow) 1836 The Hudson River school was a mid-1800 American group of landscape painters whose approach was related to romanticism. ... A typical, early (1867) painting by Champney Benjamin Champney (1817-1907) is synonymous with the White Mountain paintings of the 19th century. ... Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood. ...


Hill’s move to California in 1861 brought him new material for his paintings. He chose monumental vistas, like Yosemite. During his lifetime, Hill’s paintings were popular in California, costing as much as $10,000. Hill's best works are considered to be these monumental subjects, including Great Canon of the Sierra, Yosemite and Yosemite Valley. 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


See also

Thomas Hill (1829-1908) Mount Lafayette in Winter 1870 In the early part of the 19th century, artists ventured to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to sketch and paint. ...

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