George Snow Hill (1898-1969) American. Entitled "Breton Interior" on verso. Oil on Masonite. Measures 13" x 17". Good condition. Black light reveals no damage or repairs. Signed . Framed . "Breton Interior by George S. Hill" inscribed on verso. Myers Fine Art and Auction House purchased the entire St. Petersburg, Florida estate of George Snow Hill in 1990. This biographical sketch is taken from a pamphlet entitled "A New Concept in Art Exhibition" which was produced by the George S. Hill Studios, St. Petersburg, Florida November 1, 1954.
Born November 13, 1898 in Munising, Michigan, son of George R. Hill, and Mabel Snow Hill. Prepared for college at St. John's School, Manlius, and Mercersburg Academy. Studies Naval Engineering and Naval Architecture at Lehigh University. Was graduated from Crouse College of Fine Arts, Syracuse University with the degree of Bachelor of Painting (B.P.), and elected to the National Honorary Society of Phi Kappa Phi for having attained the highest standing of his Class. Was also awarded the August Hazard Fellowship for foreign study. Member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
ADDITIONAL STUDY: Academie Colarossi and Academie de La Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France for six years. Also studied and painted in Spain, Belgium, Tunis, Algiers, French Morocco and Spanish Morocco. Exhibited regularly in the Official Salon Des Artistes Francaises during six years residence in Paris, and was awarded Honorable Mention. One-man exhibition at the Simonson Galleries in Paris was officially opened by the late Ambassador Myron T. Herrick, and Monsieur Paul Leon, French Minister of Fine Arts. Painting ""Le Balcon"" invited to be exhibited at The Royal Academy, London, England. Work also invited for exhibition in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Holland. Two one-man exhibitions at the Ferargil Galleries, New York City.
OTHER AMERICAN EXHIBITION: Macbeth Galleries, NY; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse, Palm Beach Florida; Museum of Fine Arts, Memphis, Tennessee; Museum of Fine Arts, Louisville, Kentucky; Germantown, Pennsylvania; Montclair, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; St. Louis, Missouri; Manhattan, Kansas; Richmond, Virginia; Detroit, Michigan. WORK ALSO EXHIBITED AT: Greenville, Art Gallery, Greenville, South Carolina; High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wustum Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin; Massillon, Ohio; Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, Georgia; University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia; University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Florida Federation of Art, Tampa, Florida.
EXHIBITIONS: Clearwater Museum of Fine Arts, Clearwater, Florida; Ringling Museum of Fine Arts, Sarasota, Florida; Awarded Honorable Mention at International Exhibition, Los Angeles, California; Work purchased for permanent collection of Syracuse Museum and Louisville Museum. Returning from Paris, took residence in New York City, engaging in portrait painting and other works. Works purchased for following Collections: Hollingsworth Collection, Paris; Kronberg Collection, Paris; Reese Collection, New York; Brooks Collection, New York; Chapin Collection, Syracuse; Durston Collection, Syracuse; Holden Collection, Syracuse; Hazard Collection, Syracuse; Aspell Collection, New York; Brinkerhoff Colection, New York; Cook Collection, Syracuse; Campe Collection, New York; Hamlin Collection, Buffalo; Lovett Collection, Detroit; Barnes Collection, Detroit; Bender Collection, Montclair; Gordon Collection, St. Petersburg; Shipp Collection, St. Petersburg; Dee Collection, St. Petersburg; Brooks Collection, Urbana; Burton Collection, Washington; Moyer Collection, Lansdale, PA; Becken Collection, Oak Park, IL; Waller Collection, Washington; Senator Tydings Collection, Washington; Selfridge Collection, Nantucket; Harcourt Collection, New York; Pope Collection, New York; Hibbs Collection, Philadelphia; Ketchum Collection, Urbana, IL: Milard Collection, Urbana, IL; Greenleaf Collection, Elkhart, Indiana; Thom Collection, Charlestown, SC; Holbrook Collectionis, Athens, GA; Shillard-Smith Collection, Clearwater, FL.
Established a winter residence at St. Petersburg, FL, 1932. Awarded mural commission in open competition for Florida Building, Chicago World's Fair. Painted murals for the United State Coast Guard Air Station, St. Petersburg, FL; Chosen for ""Young Men of American"" since 1936. Awarded contract in anonymous competition by the United States treasury Department to paint mural for the Perry, FL Post Office; Painted murals for the United State Coast Guard Air Station, St. Petersburg, FL; Painted murals for the Jannus Administration Building, Airport, Tampa, FL; Awarded second contract in anonymous competition by the United States Treasury Department to paint murals for the Madison, FL Post Office; Work chosen to represent Florida for the New York World's Fair; Painted murals for the New York World's fair; Awarded third contract in anonymous competition by the United States Treasury Department to paint murals for the Milton, FL Post Office; Painted murals for the City Hall in St. Petersburg, FL.
Studied stained glass in Chartres, Frances, Paris and other cathedral sites.
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