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 Laura Coombs Hills  (1859 - 1952)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: miniature floral, landscape and portrait painting, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for Laura Coombs Hills
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1859 (Newburyport, Massachusetts)
 
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1952 (Newburyport, Massachusetts)

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Massachusetts

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Known for miniature portraits, floral paintings in pastel on ivory and watercolor, as well as oil and pastel landscapes, Laura Coombs Hills was a key person in the revival of miniature painting in America.  In 1904, she was awarded a Gold Medal for her miniatures at the St. Louis Exposition, and in 1916, she earned the first Medal of Honor ever given by the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters.

She briefly studied at the Cowles Art School in Boston, the New York Art S (showing 500 of 9024 characters).



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