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ARTHUR HILL GILBERT Biography
Landscape painter. Born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on June 10, 1894. Gilbert graduated from the Evanston Academy in 1913 and then spent two years at Northwestern University. In 1917 he attended the US Naval Academy Officer’s School at Annapolis and then served abroad. Following his military stint, he moved to Southern California about 1920. After studying in Los Angeles at the Otis Art Institute, he had further training in Paris and London. His "Monterey Oaks" won him the Hallgarten prize at the National Academy of Design in 1929, and the following year he won both the Ranger and the Murphy prizes. In 1930 he settled in Monterey and became known for his landscapes and bright, sunny coastal scenes of the Monterey Penisula. That same year he was elected into the National Academy of Design. An Impressionist, his palette seldom varied and stayed mainly in the blue, yellow, green, and pastel shades. His works won many awards in California shows during the 1920’s and 1930’s. During his later years, Gilbert spent most of his time on his ranch near Stockton where he died on April 28, 1970.
Member: Associate of the National Academy of Design, 1930; California Art Club; Carmel Art Association; Laguna Beach Art Association; Bohemian Club, San Francisco; Salmagundi Club, New York.
Exhibited: National Academy of Design; Art Institute of Chicago; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; California State Fair, 1930; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939.
Works held: California Palace of the Legion of Honor; National Academy of Design; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Springville Museum, Utah; Monterey Penisula Museum of Art; Bohemian Club.