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Name Hill, John William
Dates & places of birth and death Born 1812, London, England
Died 1879, West Nyack, NY
Nationality British, American
Notes Came to America at the age of seven. Hill first gained recognition for the meticulous watercolor cityscapes and topographic studies he did for the New York State Geological Survey. Started the American Pre-Raphaelite Movement.
Relationships Wife, Catherine Smith
Father, artist John Hill
Son, artist John Henry Hill
Places of residence New York, NY
Albany, NY
Lake George, NY
Role Artist
Titles & Honors Associate of the National Academy of Design.
First exhibitor at the American Society of Painters in Water Colors in 1867.

Associated Records

Image of Lake George - Painting

Lake George - Painting

Depiction of white cedar and parched vegetation foreground lower right, lake with small boat and two people in it, high mountain and ridges on far shore reflected in water with sky in background upper half of picture.

Image of Great Falls of the Hudson - Painting

Great Falls of the Hudson - Painting

Water depicted falling into rocky bowl with rock faced, tree-topped cliff in upper background.

Image of Lake Janet, Hamilton Co. New York - Print

Lake Janet, Hamilton Co. New York - Print

Lithograph, colored: view of a lake with three forested islands and a tall mountain in the background. Two men lie on the grass in the foreground. Two trees curve around each other to the right of the men. Print found in the "New York State Assembly" Plate XIV

Image of Lake Catharine, Hamilton Co. - Print

Lake Catharine, Hamilton Co. - Print

Lithograph, colored: view of a lake with green shores and a round, flat topped mountain in the distance. A canoe with three people setting off from shore in the foreground, two people on shore drawing the scene. Trees behind them, with a gun, fishing net and book in the lower left corner. Print found in the "New York State Assembly" Plate XV

Image of View On Raquette Lake. - Print

View On Raquette Lake. - Print

Steel engraving, black and white: depicts a lake with a tall, pointed mountain in the background. A boat with three people in the water. A deer or moose in the water to the right. Image found in Headley's, "The Adirondack; Or, Life in Woods."

Image of View On Cedar River, Hamilton County - Print

View On Cedar River, Hamilton County - Print

Lithograph, black and white: View of a river from a low vantage point. A man is fishing on the left bank and clouds fill the sky. Print found in the "New York State Assembly", Plate XIII

Image of Lake Janet, Hamilton Co. New York - Print

Lake Janet, Hamilton Co. New York - Print

Lithograph, black and white with buff tint: view of a large, pointed mountain at the far side of a lake. Small islands with trees and rocks in the water. Two people lie on the ground near the waters edge. Print found in the "New York State Assembly" Plate XIV

Image of Untitled: The Raccoon - Painting

Untitled: The Raccoon - Painting

Profile of brown and black raccoon facing towards the right, front paws resting on a small incline. Watercolor for Natural History of New York by James E. De Kay, Part 1 Zoology 1842 Plate 6

Image of View From Prospect Hill, Near Lake George - Print

View From Prospect Hill, Near Lake George - Print

Lithograph, colored: view of a valley with mountains surrounding a lake. A Native American stands in the foreground, leaning on a rifle. Tall trees to the left.

Image of Lake Catharine, Hamilton Co. - Print

Lake Catharine, Hamilton Co. - Print

Lithograph, black and white with buff tint: View of a lake with a mountain and forested shoreline in the background. Two figures sit on shore in the foreground, one is sketching. A small boat with three people are setting off from shore. A rifle, net and backpack sit on the ground in left foreground. Print found in the "New York State Assembly" Plate XV

Image of Lake Catharine - Print

Lake Catharine - Print

Lithograph, black and white with buff tint: View of a lake with a mountain and forested shoreline in the background. Two figures sit on shore in the foreground, one is sketching. A small boat with three people are setting off from shore. A rifle, net and backpack sit on the ground in left foreground. Print found in the "New York State Assembly" Plate XV