Edward Rufus Hill
(1851 - 1908)
Edward Rufus Hill was active/lived in California, Massachusetts. Edward Hill is known for landscape and still life painting, miniature.
Landscape painter. Born in Taunton, MA on Sept. 7, 1851, the son of painter Thomas Hill. Due to his father's health, the family left the East and made the overland journey to San Francisco in 1861. The younger Hill studied painting with his father and often accompanied him on painting trips. He was married and divorced three times, once to artist Levina Baker. His small landscapes of northern California were often done on cigar box tops. Hill was active in California until his death of cancer in Oakland on Feb. 23, 1908, just four months prior to his father's demise. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1873; Boston Art Club, 1883. In: Society of Calif. Pioneers; Oregon Historical Society; Oakland Museum. CHS; Oakland Tribune, 2-24-1908 (obit).
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