Philipe Maurice Hill (1892-1952) was a British artist. The son of a judge, he was educated at King’s College School and read history at Balliol College, Oxford. He began training as an architect, but this was interrupted by the Great War, after which he trained as a solicitor, qualifying in 1923. He was immediately appointed Assistant Manager of the UK Chamber of Shipping, becoming its Deputy in 1938 and General Manager from 1941 until 1950. In 1933, Hill decided to seriously pursue his passion for painting and enrolled at the Central School of Arts & Crafts in London and later on at St. Ives. He exhibited at a number of leading art societies including the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Hill visited Ceylon around 1929.