(1830 - 1872)
Joseph Henry Hidley was active/lived in New York. Joseph Hidley is known for naive birdseye townscapes, religious.
Biography Joseph Hidley
Joseph H. Hidley', whose paintings depicted townscapes and rural life in New England, was virtually unknown as an artist during his lifetime of forty-two years which ended in death from consumption. He was born in 1830 in Greenbush, New York, and left an orphan at the age of four when his father died, preceded in death by three other siblings of the young Hidley. When he later married, only three of his six children lived beyond infancy.
In terms of making a livelihood as an artist, it was a scrabbling existence for survival, working, when he could find a job, at anything that came to hand to make a dollarhandyman, carpenter, house-painter, even taxidermist and church sexton and, of course, an artist. He painted landscapes and towns
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