(1840 - 1886)
Henry Livingston Hillyer was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Michigan, Ohio. Henry Hillyer is known for landscape, coastal, marine painting.
Biography Henry Hillyer
Henry Hillyer (1840-1886)
He was born into a prosperous family in Utica, Ohio. His father was in the produce business and owned canal boats that transported goods along the Erie Canal. When Henry was ten, his father moved his produce business to Jersey City, New Jersey, and opened a stand in the Fulton Market in New York City. When he was sixteen, Henry began to work in his father's business, but showed little aptitude for it. He enrolled in New York University where he studied with the landscape painter Aaron D. Shattuck. Like Shattuck, he was much influenced by the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
When the Civil War broke out, Henry tried to enlist, but was turned down because of his
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