Born in Calistoga, CA on July 29, 1889. While a resident of San Diego in the 1930s and early 1940s, Hemphill made painting forays into the Mojave Desert. He died in Richmond, CA on April 11, 1950. He was the brother of artist Bertha Pringle.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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