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