Carl Fredrik Hill

Lund , Sweden
1849 – 1911

Carl Fredrik Hill was born in Lund, Sweden on May 31, 1849, and died there on February 22, 1911. Hill was one of Sweden’s foremost landscape painters.

Hill studied under artist Axel Hjalmar Lindqvist (1843-1917) and at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. In his school years, Hill spent much time at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, where he explored the art of the great masters, for example, Jacob van Ruisdael (1628-1682) and Rembrandt (1606-1669).

In 1873, Hill traveled to Paris to work on his paintings. He lived in France for many years, before returning to Lund in 1878 due to his declining mental health. During his time in Paris, Hill was inspired by 19th-century landscape painting, among others by French artist Camille Corot (1796-1875). Despite many efforts to enter the Paris Salon, only one of Hill’s paintings was ever accepted. Hill did not become a renowned artist until long after his death in 1911.

His work can be found in the collections of Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden; Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden; The Thiel Gallery, Stockholm; and Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, Stockholm.

In modern time, his work has been shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1993); Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (1987-1988); Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (1976); Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (1949); and Malmö Museer (previously Malmö Museum), Malmö, Sweden (1938), among others.