Adrian Hill Fine Art

Adrian Hill PPROI, RBA, RI, SGFA

Born in Charlton, Kent in 1895, Adrian Hill was educated at Dulwich College. From 1912 -1914 he studied at St. John’s Wood Art School. Adrian Hill was an official War Artist on the Western Front from 1917 – 1919.

Biography

Born in Charlton, Kent in 1895, Adrian Hill was educated at Dulwich College. From 1912 -1914 he studied at St. John’s Wood Art School. Adrian Hill was an official War Artist on the Western Front from 1917 – 1919. On his return he continued studying art at the Royal College of Art from 1919 – 1920.

He became well respected as an artist writing extensively on art instructional books covering sketching and painting techniques. Titles published included “On Drawing and Painting Trees” (1936), “On the Mastery of Watercolour Painting” (1938), and “The Pleasures of Painting” (1952).

He was one of the first artists to feature on BBC Television where he established himself as a familiar face in the ‘Interlude’ sessions that interspersed between television programmes. In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s Adrian Hill presented a BBC Television programme called “Sketch Club” which was immensely popular and inspired people of all ages to develop an interest in art.

Adrian Hill was elected RBA in 1926, RI in 1928, ROI in 1929, and SGFA in 1931, becoming President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1968. A particular interest was to develop understanding and promotion of art as “Art Therapy” which he pioneered with injured servicemen and women along with institutionalised children.

A number of Adrian Hill’s paintings feature in public and private collections, many purchased from prestigious exhibitions staged during his lifetime.

The fascination of collecting paintings undertaken by his namesake has enabled Adrian Hill Fine Art to amass a considerable portfolio of original work and “The Stream” currently on display in this opening exhibition represents a particularly fine example.

Every book title published by the artist, including many 1st Editions, now form part of Adrian Hill’s extensive private collection. Please note that “The Stream” is on loan from Adrian Hill’s private collection and is not for sale.

Available Artworks