Partner Joseph Plaskett

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May be an image of 1 personDavid Hill (November 19, 1914 - August 31, 1977) was an American artist.

He was born Nov. 19, 1914 in New York. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, worked and painted in New York from 1942-1947, and moved to Paris in 1947, where he spent the rest of his life.

In 1957 Joseph Plaskett moved to Paris. Soon after, he and Hill purchased and restored an abandoned house in the Marais district, uncovering its’ XV century beauty and filling it with treasures they found in Paris flea markets. Parties at their home were legendary. Guests included artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and dignitaries from around the world.

He died Aug. 31, 1977 in Paris, France. His sketch books, donated by Virgil Burnett, are archived at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

When Hill died of cancer in 1977, Plaskett became sole owner of the Paris house but by then he also owned a cottage on two acres in Suffolk, England. He sold the Paris house for over $1 million, the money going to a foundation to enable one young Canadian painter annually to spend a year in Europe. There have now been five recipients of the Joseph Plaskett award.

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