(1829 - 1908)
Thomas Hill was active/lived in California, Massachusetts. Thomas Hill is known for western landscape, national park painting.
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Biography Thomas Hill
Immigrating from England in 1844, Thomas Hill came to America with his
family as a youngster, and became one of America's most famous
19th-century landscape painter, especially of panoramic views of the
Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite. He also painted landscapes
of the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park, where he was
particularly fascinated by the geysers.
Hill studied art in
Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy, and his first intentions were
to become a history painter. However, he changed to landscape
when he spent time in Europe, especially France among the Barbizon
painters and in the studio of Paul Meyerheim.
During the 1870s
and 1880s, his work brought high prices, but diminished wi
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