George William Hill (sculptor)

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George William Hill
George William Hill vers 1920.jpg
George William Hill (circa 1920)
Born 1862
Shipton, Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
Died 1934
Nationality Canadian
Known for sculptor

George William Hill (1862 in Shipton, Eastern Townships, Quebec – 1934) was a Canadian sculptor. He was known as one of Canada's foremost sculptor during the first half of the 20th century, because of the numerous public memorials he made.[1] He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[2] He traveled to Paris in 1889 to study at the École nationale des beaux-arts and at the Académie Julian, and returned to Montreal in 1984 to open his workshop and begin producing public memorials.[3]

Works[edit]

  • War Memorial, Harbord Collegiate School,286 Harbord St., Toronto, Ontario
  • War Memorial, Pictou, Nova Scotia
  • War Memorial, Westmount, Montreal, Quebec
  • War Memorial, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Monument to Sir George-Étienne Cartier in front of Mount Royal during winter in Montreal (1919)
Boer War Monument, George William Hill, Victoria Park, London, Ontario

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosalind M. Pepall. "The Architecture of Edward & W.S. Maxwell: Craftsmen and Decorative Artists". http://cac.mcgill.ca/maxwells/. Retrieved August 22, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on May 26, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "HILL, George William (1862–1934)". Dictionnaire historique de la sculpture québécoise au XXe siècle. Retrieved 2016-08-08.