Nathaniel Hill (artist)

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Nathaniel Hill (1861–1934) was an Irish impressionist painter.

Life[edit]

Hill was born in Drogheda, Ireland. From 1877 to 1880 he studied at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin, where he was a contemporary of Roderic O'Conor, Walter Osborne, and Joseph Malachy Kavanagh. During the 1880s he made visits to Brittany in the company of Osborne and O'Conor.[1] He painted rural scenes, as well as peasants and country imagery. A fine example of his portrait style - Hill's late 19th Century portrait of the brewer and banker Thomas Plunkett Cairnes - is held at the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.[2][3] This work is one of his portraits of prominent Drogheda citizens of that period.

Hill died at Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, in 1930.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "GOOSE GIRL IN A BRETTON FARMYARD". Highlanes Gallery. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "PORTRAIT OF THOMAS PLUNKETT CAIRNES". Highlanes Gallery. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  3. ^ The painting is on long-term loan from the Cairnes Trust.

Sources[edit]

  • "Nathaniel Hill (1861-1934)", 29 January 2000. <http://go.to/Irish> Retrieved August 2, 2006.
  • "The Irish Impressionists, Irish Artists in France and Belgium 1850-1914". Julian Campbell. National Gallery of Ireland. 1984
  • "Irish Art from Nathaniel Hone to Nano Reid: The Drogheda Municipal Art Collection in Context". Dr Denise Ferran. Highlanes Gallery (Drogheda). 2006

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