Carmel Valley Hills, Oaks & Haystacks  – Circa 1930’s
Arthur Hill Gilbert, (1894-1970)
Oil on Canvas/Board
9″ x 12″

An impressionist landscape painter, especially known for coastal scenes of the Monterey Peninsula, Arthur Hill Gilbert was born in Mount Vernon, Illinois, on June 10, 1894. 

He graduated from the Evanston Academy in 1913 and then spent two years at Northwestern University. In 1917 he attended the United States Naval Academy Officer’s School at Annapolis and then served abroad. Following his military stint, he moved to Southern California around 1920. 

After studying in Los Angeles at the Otis Art Institute, he had further training in Paris and London. The artist won the Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy of Design in 1929 for his Monterey Oaks. The next year he won the Ranger and the Murphy prizes. 

In 1930 he settled in Monterey from where his paintings won many awards in California shows during the 1920s and 1930s. During his later years, Gilbert spent most of his time on his ranch near Stockton where he died on April 28, 1970. 

He was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1930. His memberships include the California Art Club, Carmel Art Association, Laguna Beach Art Association, Bohemian Club, San Francisco, and Salmagundi Club, New York. 

“Artists in California, 1786 – 1940” by Edan Milton Hughes 
“Publications in Southern California Art” Vol. 1, 2, and 3 by Nancy Dustin Wall Moure