Active: 1910 - 1930
Country of birth and death: Great Britain
Commercial artist, sculptor, draughtsman, printmaker
Was born in Halifax, Yorkshire. Apprenticed to a lithographic artist at age of 13. Came to London at the age of 21 and worked (unsuccessfully) as a poster artist under John Hassall. Hill was involved in various illustration projects from 1910-1914. He exhibited a drawing at the Royal Academy in 1912.
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Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Sculpture, Drawings and Etchings by Vernon Hill (Leicester Galleries), 1927
Exhibited at Leeds City Art Gallery, Yorkshire Artists' Exhibition, 1928
Exhibited at Leeds City Art Gallery, Yorkshire Artists' Exhibition, 1930
Wrote catalogue for An Exhibition of Drawings and Statuettes by the Late William Caine (Leicester Galleries), 1925
Catalogue contained a note on Caine by H.M. Bateman and notes on the statuettes by Vernon Hill.
Descriptions of Practice
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901
Catalogue of the Yorkshire Artists' Exhibition 1928
Cat. No. 207, p. 10
Catalogue of the Yorkshire Artists' Exhibition 1930
Cat. Nos. 274, 296, pp. 11, 12
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901
Class: RG13; Piece: 4121; Folio: 65; Page: 4
Ernest Brown & Phillips Ltd., The Leicester Galleries. An index of 1422 catalogues of exhibitions of European Modern Art and 20th Century British Art, held between 1902 and 1977
http://www.ernestbrownandphillips.ltd.uk/Static/general.html (accessed 1 November 2010)
Citing this record
'Vernon Hill', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib2_1209593514, accessed 17 Apr 2014]