John Henry Hill (1839-1922)

On A Study of Trap Rock (Buttermilk Falls), "... the most elaborately literal study from nature I ever made."

A West Nyack native, John Henry Hill was an accomplished artist, primarily in landscape paintings and drawings. Starting his art career at a young age, Hill would go on to practice his skill abroad, before returning to West Nyack in 1879, where he resided in his home on the Hill family’s original property on West Nyack Road. Some of his works can be found in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


The Straw Field

John Henry Hill, The Straw Field. Watercolor on off-white wove paper, 10x14in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Feber, Linda S. and William H. Gerdts, The New Path: Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphaelites.
Portrait of West Nyack. U.S.A.: The Brooklyn Museum, 1985.
Randi Weiner, “Shelving Rock cascade, 1871,” The Journal News, March 17, 1998, accessed on July 12, 2016,