Richard Scott Hill, an internationally renowned artist, graduated from Northside High in Atlanta in 1960. He attended West Georgia College and in 1969, graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Master of Fine Arts degree. While attending the University of Georgia, Hill’s artwork was included in numerous exhibitions, including Drawings USA and The American Drawing Biennial. While attending college, Hill won the top award in painting during the Arts Festival of Atlanta; his work was selected by John Canady, art critic of the New York Times, to represent contemporary American art in a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute.  Richard Scott Hill was head of the Drawing Department at the Atlanta College of Art for 14 years, where he became tenured in 1981. Currently, Hill teaches at West Georgia College, where he served as Artist-in-Residence in 1992. As a professional artist, Hill’s artwork has been included in many national and internationally recognized exhibitions and in many corporate and museum collections, including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Augusta Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; the Georgia Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA; the Atlanta Civic Center, the Museu de Arte Contemporanea in Olinda, Brazil and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia. Hill has completed of a magnificent, spiraling tower that soars 80 feet in height for the Olympic Village in the Georgia Tech Plaza at the Georgia Institute of Technology; this sculpture is known as The Kessler Campanile, widely viewed as an Atlanta landmark following the Olympic Games for Atlanta, GA. Richard Scott Hill is an active community leader and chairman of the Banning Neighborhood Coalition, Inc. In 1993, he was the recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Award that was given by the West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Conservancy.

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