Richard Scott Hill (b. 1942)

Richard Scott Hill was born on January 3, 1942, in Fort Myers, Florida. He graduated from Northside High in Atlanta in 1960, attended West Georgia College (later University of West Georgia) in Carrollton, and graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in Athens, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1967 and M.F.A. degree in 1969.
While at the University of Georgia, Hill's work was featured in several prestigious exhibitions, including Drawings USA and the American Drawing Biennial, and he was chosen to represent contemporary American art in an exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Soon after graduating, Hill became the head of the drawing department at the Atlanta College of Art. He was then invited in 1992 to be the artist-in-residence at West Georgia College, where he continued to teach.
Hill's famous monument, The Kessler Campanile, a spiraling obelisk created for the 1996 Olympic Games, reaches eighty feet in height and is located in the Georgia Tech Plaza at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Hill's work has been featured in many exhibitions and is a part of numerous collections in Atlanta, including those at the Atlanta Civic Center, High Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. His mixed media work Drawing, War Crime Study (1969) and photograph Metamorphosis are part of Georgia's State Art Collection.
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Sanchez, Corina. "Richard Scott Hill (b. 1942)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 14 January 2016. Web. 23 February 2019.
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