Jessy Jewhurst Hilder
Jessy Jewhurst Hilder

Jessy Jewhurst Hilder

J J Hilder, also known as Jesse Jewhurst Hilder, was an Australian watercolourist.

Born: 23 July 1881
Died: 10 April 1916

Jesse Jewhurst Hilder (1881-1916) artist, was born on 23 July 1881 at Toowoomba, Queensland, fourth son and eighth child of Henry Hilder, a Sussex-born engine driver, and his Indian-born wife Elizabeth, née Hall. His father had reached Queensland with his family in the Gauntlet in 1875; all were musical. Jesse attended the Toowoomba North State School until in 1890 the family moved to Brisbane, when he went to Fortitude Valley State School and to Brisbane Grammar School on a three-year scholarship. He had already developed a keen interest in drawing and painting, encouraged by the architect T. H. Addison and artist Walter Jenner.

J J Hilder (23 July 1881 – 10 April 1916), also known as Jesse Jewhurst Hilder, was an Australian watercolourist.