Thomas Hill: the grand view [by] Marjorie Dakin Arkelian[.] Preface by George W. Neubert. Oakland, California: The Oakland Museum Art Department, 1980. 28x22.5 cm, pp.  2-64, 36 illustrations (including cover illustration), some in color, pictorial wrappers, perfect bound. First edition. A concise well-documented biography, with chronology, of Thomas Hill, a nineteenth-century painter noted for his landscapes of the American West, issued on the occasion of an exhibit of his work at The Oakland Museum (23 September -- 16 November 1980) and elsewhere in 1981, a project supported by the National Endowment of the Arts. Includes a "selected" but extensive bibliography, pages 52-60, a "Catalogue of Thomas Hill Works in the Permanent Collection of The Oakland Museum," and a list of "Lenders to the Exhibition." Hill first painted in Yosemite in 1862. In 1883 he built a studio in Yosemite Valley. In 1886 he moved his studio to Wawona. From 1890 until his death at Raymond in 1908 he resided at Wawona and at Raymond. His work was drastically curtailed following a series of strokes in August 1896. Eight of the paintings illustrated here are Yosemite landscapes. $15.95 price sticker affixed to rear cover. A fine copy (#168031).
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