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 Homer Hill  (1917 - 1968)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/New York      Known for: magazine Illustration, commercial art, design

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
An illustrator, commercial artist, designer and painter, Homer Hill lived in New Providence, New Jersey and spent much career time in New York City where took classes at the Parson School of Design and worked as an illustrator.

Among his clients were Good Housekeeping, Herald Tribune, Today's Living, Sports Afield, Woman's Home Companion, Woman's Day, McCall's, Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest and other national magazines. He also worked as an advertising artist at Shell Oil Company, National City Bank, Royal Canadian Academy-Victor, Seagram, and others.  He designed the Minnesota Statehood Stamp for the U.S. Government and did extensive traveling as an artist for the U.S. Air Force. Many of his paintings are in the U.S. Air Force Documentary Art Collection. 

Memberships include Society of Illustrators; New Jersey Watercolor Society; and Associated Art of New Jersey.

Exhibition venues were Montclair Art Museum; Riverside Museum; Highgate Gallery, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1965 (solo); American Watercolor Society; Newark Museum Art; Society of Illustrators, 1933, 1965 (solo); Art Directors Club, New York City, 1965 (solo) and San Francisco.  

He received the Agnes B. Noyes award, 1953; Kresge award; and special recognition from the New Jersey Watercolor Society.

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

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The following information was submitted by Stefanie Cullen:

Homer Hill is an artist. I know that he was a friend with Norman Rockwell. He was born in 1917 in Newark, New Jersey.  He died in 1968 in Livingston, New Jersey.

He is known as an Illustrator, commercial artist, and designer.  Homer Hill is listed in the 1966 edition of Who's Who is American Art from the American Federation of Arts, edited by Dorothy B. Gilbert and published by R.R. Bowker Company, New York & London, 1966. The listing explains that his work is held at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ. 

Hill was well known as a member of the Society of Illustrators, an organization that continues to be prestigious today. He had a one-man show there in 1965, and exhibited at the Montclair Art Museum, the Riverside Museum and the Highgate Gallery.

Many of his paintings were donated to the U.S. Air Force Documentary Art Collection.

Stefanie Cullen, descendant of the artist.

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