Derek Hill HRHA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers
Derek Hill HRHA

Derek Hill was a landscape and portrait painter born in Southampton, England. Hill first began a career in theatre design and then became an historian. His first visit to Ireland was when he went to Donegal to paint a portrait of Henry McIIhenny who was an Irish American art collector. From the 1960’s on wards, Derek improved his skills in portraiture by painting many notable figures.

In 1981, along with an impressive art collection including Picasso and Yeats, Hill donated his home which he had owned since 1954 in Donegal.  Now these works and some of his own pieces can be seen in the Glebe Gallery, Letterkenny.

Tory Island became a very popular subject matter for Derek’s landscapes and he even began to teach the local fishermen there how to paint, such as James Dixon. This was all done in a painting hut, which he had for many years.

In 1988, Hill exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy and then in 1999 Irish President Mary McAleese made him an honorary Irish citizen.  

Derek Hill HRHA - Auction results

There have been 16 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 185 by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 185 Sale Date: 18 February 2009
    Result: £2,200
  • Lot 117 by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 117 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £2,000
  • BARGES ON THE CANAL by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    BARGES ON THE CANAL Sale Date: 14 February 2019 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 10" x W 14"
    Result: £1,500
  • Lot 236 by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 236 Sale Date: 08 October 2008
    Result: £1,350
  • Lot 63 by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 63 Sale Date: 11 March 2009
    Result: £850
  • Lot 58 by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 58 Sale Date: 18 February 2009
    Result: £650
  • BAY HORSE by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    BAY HORSE Sale Date: 26 April 2018 Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: H 15" x W 30"
    Result: £340
  • LOUGH GARTAN, WINTER by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    LOUGH GARTAN, WINTER Sale Date: 30 January 2020 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (188/250) Size: H 16" x W 25"
    Result: £320
  • PORTRAIT OF LADY MAY GILMOUR by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    PORTRAIT OF LADY MAY GILMOUR Sale Date: 21 June 2018 Medium: Pencil on Paper Size: H 9.5" x W 7.5"
    Result: £240
  • LOUGH GARTAN, WINTER by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    LOUGH GARTAN, WINTER Sale Date: 26 March 2020 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Lithograph (220/250) Size: H 16.5" x W 25"
    Result: £200
  • LOUGH GARTAN by Derek Hill HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    LOUGH GARTAN Sale Date: 05 June 2014 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (249/250) Size: H 16" x W 25"
    Result: £160