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painter , art educator

Richard K. Hillis, American Painter, art educator. Recipient numerous art awards various exhbns, Combined Donors award Los Angeles Watercolor Society, 1991, Award of Excellence Two Flags International Art Exhibition, 1992, Don Ruffin Memorial Art Exhibition, 1991, Hooked on Colored Pencils award School Arts Magazine, 1991.


Hillis, Richard K. was born on October 3, 1936 in Cincinnati. Son of Walter and Irene (Allen) Hillis.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1960. Master of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1962. District Attorney, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1973.


Instructor, Foothill College, Los Altos, California, 1963-1964; instructor, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, 1964-1965; instructor, Illinois State University, Normal, 1966-1967; assistant professor art, Eastern New Mexico U., Portales, 1967-1969; assistant professor art, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1969-1973; associate professor art, Texas Technology U., Lubbock, 1973-1974; associate professor art, Stephen F. Austin U., Nacogdoches, Texas, 1974-1982; professor art, Glendale (Arizona) College, since 1982. Works in permanent collections at Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Hoyt Institute Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, Glendale Arts Commission, Muscarelle Mus.Art, College William and Mary, many private collections. Contributor articlesto professional journals.



With United States Navy, 1954-1957. Member College Art Association American, American Association of University Professors, Phoenix Museum, Foundation in Art Theory and Education, Higher Education in Art, Peoria Arts Commission (chairman).


Married Sharon DiGiacinto, August 5, 1983. Children: Tiffany, Nikos, Gino DiGiacinto-Hillis.

Walter Hillis

Irene (Allen) Hillis

Sharon DiGiacinto

Gino DiGiacinto-Hillis

Tiffany Hillis

Nikos Hillis