Artist biography

Anthony HILL b. 1930

Constructivist artist and painter. Born 23 April 1930 in London. Studied at the St Martin's and the Central Schools 1948–51. Began painting in Dadaist and Surrealist idioms in 1950 before experimenting with collage. Visited Paris, meeting Picabia, Kupka and Vantongerloo 1951–2. Adopted a more disciplined form of painting and made his first relief 1954. Abandoned painting in 1956. First exhibited at the I.C.A. in Aspects of British Art 1950; first one-man show of reliefs at the I.C.A. 1958. One of the organizers of Construction: England: 1950–60 at the Drian Galleries 1960. Made a large constructional screen for the Headquarters Building, International Union of Architects Congress, London, 1961. Has participated in exhibitions of Abstract and Constructivist art in Paris, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the U.S.A. Has taught part-time in graphic art and design studies at the Regent Street Polytechnic since 1957.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I