Welcome to the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive. In the 19th century, Texas artisans & artists created ceramics, furniture, textiles, metalworks, photographs, paintings, and works on paper in this growing region. Many significant and beautiful objects were produced, but far too little is known about these artists. Their lives, practices, and products are captured in the census records, city directories, newspapers and primary sources included in the Hill Archive.
Click here for details about Bayou Bend's loan exhibition, Made in Texas: Art, Life and Culture 1845-1900. On view Saturday, September 20, 2014 through January 10, 2015, at the Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas.
Browse by category below, or search for a name or term, to learn more about these individuals and their work.