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George Hill Letter:
George William Hill (1862-1934), Canadian sculptor, was born in Shipton, Quebec and completed his early art education in Paris (1889-1894) at the Académie Julien and the École Nationale des Beaux Arts. Hill was elected an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy (A.R.C.A) in 1908 and a Member of the Academy (R.C.A) in 1915. He is best remembered for his massive public monuments and war memorial sculptures, including the memorials to D'Arcy McGee and George Brown on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, and the Westmount Memorial in Westmount, Quebec.
Item is a letter written by George Hill to his mother during the period when he was ending his studies at the Académie Julien and beginning new studies at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts. In it, the artist discusses his current work, family and friends, travel plans, a possible visit from Canadian artist Fred Coburn (1871-1960), and student life in Paris.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on content of letter.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada by Anne A. Robertson, grand-daughter of the artist, 1996.
George Hill Letter, Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.