For the past four years, landscape painter Debra Joy Groesser has followed in the footsteps of Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943), an extraordinary painter and activist who was commissioned by the railroads four times to paint the American West in the early 1900s. The University of Puget Sound in Tocoma, Washington houses the permanent collection of her work and memorabilia. This exhibit includes paintings from the Hill family's private collection that have never been exhibited before. The parallels between the lives of these two women are fascinating, from their community involvement, leadership, and dedication to family, to their love of art, nature, travel, and the American West. This exhibition showcases the spirit and paintings of two women artists who lived and worked a century apart.
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