Abby Rhoda Williams Hill
(1861 - 1943)
Abby Rhoda Williams Hill was active/lived in Washington, California / Canada. Abby Hill is known for mountain landscape and Indian figure painting.
Biography Abby Rhoda Williams Hill
Born and raised in Grinnell, Iowa, Abby Hill became a widely traveled artist who is best known for Indian portraits and National Park landscapes, intended to stir preservation instincts in people towards the land. She was encouraged with her art talents by her parents and received instruction from an aunt, Ruth Hubbard.
Hill studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with Henry Spread, taught at a girl's seminary in Quebec from 1884 to 1886, returned briefly to Grinnell, and from 1888 to 1889, enrolled at the Art Students League in New York where her teacher was William Merritt Chase. He was highly praising of her talents, and she adopted his bold, vigorous brush work and plein-air method of painting as well as his philosophy that natur
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