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Laura Coombs Hills

(1859-1952)

Miniature painter

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Biography

Artist Laura Coombs Hills helped revive the miniature portraiture movement in America through her work that was inspired by the miniature paintings she observed during her time in England in 1893. She was largely self-taught, but also studied with Helen Mary Knowlton (a student of William Morris Hunt) before studying at Cowles Art School and the New York Art Students League.

During her lifetime, Laura Coombs Hills' paintings received numerous medals of honors, including medals from the Paris exposition in 1900 and the inaugural medal given by the Pennsylvania Society of Painters in 1916. Laura Coombs Hills artist's legacy lives on in her miniature paintings. Pastel flower paintings are also popular examples of Laura Coombs Hills' artwork for sale. Buy portrait paintings for sale online and at auction from any era, full-size or miniature, to add a conversation piece to your home.

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