Artist and teacher who sculpted, used photographs and text. He was born in Lancaster and studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1964–7, a travel scholarship taking him to America in 1965. Hilliard had his first one-man show at Lisson Gallery in 1971, then often exhibited there. He also appeared in notable overseas group shows and one-man, venues including Galerie Hetzler & Keller, Stuttgart; John Gibson Gallery, New York; and Musée d’Art Moderne, in Paris. Photographic retrospective, 1969–98, at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 1998. Teaching included Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Arts Council holds a selection of his work. His publications include Analytical Photography, 1977, and From the Northern Counties, 1978.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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