Born: c 1886 (Launceston Tasmania)
Died: 1963, Victoria.
Little is known about this talented early twentieth century artist. An extract below has been taken from The Launceston Examiner dated 27th September 1932.
He painted in the manner of the day, and exhibited with the Victorian Artists society.
Following recent references to the work of Mr. Charles Hills, whose merits were lately recognised by the Trustees of the Nicholls Bequest, in their purchase of one of his water colour drawings, now hung in the Launceston Gallery, comes the interesting information that he is an exhibitor in the spring exhibition of the Victorian Artists’ Society in Melbourne that opened yesterday.
Four of his paintings were accepted by the committee, and the following is re-printed from “The Melbourne Herald” of September 23: “‘The Blue Pool’ and ‘Grey Evening,’ by C. Hills, possess the charm and quality of a discriminating personality, and the first shows a capacity for making a good design. ‘The Road’ is also delightful in its handling.”
Mr. Hills, it will be remembered, hails from Launceston, and was born under the shadow of the Post Office clock some 46 years ago, and though of artistic temperament, he did not commence work in art until a few years ago. He has not revisited the land of his birth for nine years or so, but
had the pleasure on the last occasion of his return of visiting the Cradle
Mountain, where he found sketching aplenty.