SOLD Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley – Summer, 1900

by Thomas Hill (1829–1908)
Oil on canvas
30 x 20 inches
Signed and dated lower right: T. Hill / 1900


Artist Biography

Thomas Hill was California’s most prominent painter in the nineteenth century, producing grand panoramic visions of the American Northwest. Born in England, Hill immigrated to America with his family and began his artistic training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He soon devoted his talent to painting landscapes, making frequent trips to the White Mountains of New Hampshire with a group of artists including Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Benjamin Champney, and Albert Bierstadt. Yet it was in California that Hill’s career really took off. After settling in San Francisco in 1861, Hill became known as the “Artist

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