1850 - 1913
Born in Providence and a descendant of Roger Williams (the founder of Rhode Island), Hitchcock received his education at Brown and Harvard Universities. He received a law degree from Harvard in 1874. Working briefly as an attorney in Providence and New York, he decided to pursue a career as an artist at the age of 29. Hitchcock left for Europe in 1877 and studied in Paris at Julian Academy under Boulanger and Lefebrvre. He pursued further study in Dusseldorf. He is best remembered as one of the better known American expatriate artists who lived and exhibited in Paris at the turn of the century. He ultimately settled in Holland in the town of Egmond-ann-Zee, near Alkmaar where his reputation continued to grow. He exhibited at the National Academy in New York City and the Paris Salons winning numerous awards. He was an Associate member of the National Academy in 1909. His paintings are included in numerous collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.