Ray Hill was born in 1891 in Uxbridge MA and died in Seattle in 1980.  He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (1913, 1914), with Renaldo Cuneo at the California School of Fine Arts (1923), and with Dante Ricci in Rome (1925).  Hill taught at the University of Washington School of Art from 1927 until he retired in 1961.  The Henry Art Gallery mounted a one-person show of his paintings Ray Hill:  Recent Works in 1976.  Over the years his work was frequently included in the Northwest Annual and the Northwest Watercolor Society Annual as well as other regional invitational and juried shows.    The watercolors included in the current show range in date from the late forties to the early seventies and feature landscapes of Hawaii, the Oregon Coast, and Eastern Washington.


"Yachats"

Ray Hill
watercolor / paper, 1972
unfr: 14 x 20"

49-009