John Napier Hill
(1933 - 2013)
John Napier Hill was active/lived in Illinois, Indiana / Scotland. John Hill is known for portraits of auto-racing drivers.
Biography John Napier Hill
Following is the Chicago Tribune obituary of the artist, Octobe 9, 2013. Submitted by Gene Meier
John Napier Hill, artist who also raced cars, 1933-2013
Mr. Hill was commissioned by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum in the 1980s to create portraits of Indy 500 winners.
October 09, 2013|
By Joan Giangrasse Kates, Special to the Tribune
John Napier Hill, a Scottish immigrant who showed a knack for drawing at an early age and raced cars during the early 1960s, merged his two loves when he was commissioned by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum in the 1980s to create portraits of Indy 500 winners.
"John was one talented artist, and a heck of a nice guy," said Terry Gunter,
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