Andrew P. Hill: Renaissance Man
with Historian Peggy Conaway Bergtold
Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 6:30 - 7:30pm
$10 General | Free to Members
Join author, leading Los Gatos historian and retired director of the Los Gatos Public Library, Peggy Conaway Bergtold, on a journey through the prolific career of Andrew P. Hill. Referencing original paintings and photographs from the private collection of Charles and Peggy Bergtold, on view in the Art & Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill exhibition, Peggy will present the life and times of Hill, a 19th and early 20th century pioneering artist who founded the Sempervirens Club and preserved the trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Peggy will tell the stories of the people and places which appear in Hill's paintings on view in NUMU's Spotlight Gallery. Learn the history behind painted portraits of "Julia Farney's Garden,” The Rea Family Collection, which includes portraits of three generations of men who played notable parts in local history, "Little Girl Blue" that originally belonged to the de Young Museum, and much more. And last but not least, view Hill's oversized portrait of Charles Henry McKiernan ("Mountain Charley") and hear more about the man who fought a grizzly bear and lived to tell the story!