Arthur Hill Gilbert
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Arthur Hill Gilbert studied at Northwestern University, served in the Navy in WWI, then attended the Otis Art Institute and the Chicago Art Institute. After spending several years painting and exhibiting in Los Angeles, he moved to Monterey in 1928 where he became widely known for his paintings of the California landscape, mostly of the local area. In 1929 he was awarded the coveted Hallgarten Prize for his “Monterey Oaks” in an exhibition at the National Academy in New York. The following year, he was elected to membership in the Academy.
His paintings are found in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad, and have been exhibited at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, in the Chicago Art Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and other leading museums and art centers.
A pioneer member of the Carmel Art Association, he belonged to the Bohemian Club in San Francisco as well. In his later years he and his wife, Audine, spent most of their time at their ranch home near Stockton.