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Laura Coombs Hills
Date: American artist, 1859–1952
Biography: Laura Coombs Hills (1859–1952) was an American artist and illustrator who specialized in watercolor and pastel still life paintings, especially of flowers, and miniature portrait paintings on ivory. She became the first miniature painter elected to the Society of American Artists, and she was a founder of the American Society of Miniature Painters. She also worked as a designer of greeting cards and illustrated children's books for authors such as Kate Douglas Wiggin and Anna M. Pratt.