Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Hexthorpe, Doncaster, Yorkshire. He attended Doncaster School of Art and Royal College of Art, 1954–7, after National Service in the Army in the Suez Canal Zone, 1952–4. Teachers included John Minton, Leonard Rosoman and Carel Weight. Began teaching at Barnes Secondary School, 1957–60, after several appointments lecturing at Richmond College from 1983. He also lectured part-time at Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal College of Art. Dr Lillford drew and painted in Crete, Russia, Egypt, America, Ireland and on the European continent. Showed at RA, RBA, Brunel University, Imperial College, Gloucester College of Art and elsewhere. The Hermitage and Pushkin Museums in Russia, National Army Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and Imperial War Museum hold examples.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)