Born in Paris, KY in 1847. Mrs. Hill began painting in the 1870s and studied art in Cincinnati, New York, Boston, and in France under Constant and Lefebvre at Académie Julian. While there, she painted seascapes of Brittany and Normandy, and scenes around Fontainbleau. Upon returning to the U.S. about 1895, she visited her family in Paris, KY where she exhibited about 40 paintings. During 1897-99 she was in Los Angeles painting portraits. From California she returned to Kentucky where she briefly taught art in Georgetown and Danville. By 1900 she was an invalid and remained with her family in Paris, KY until her demise in 1921. Her rare works include portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and animal paintings. Exh: Paris Salon, 1892; S
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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