Hilton Leech was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1906 and passed away in 1969.
He studied with George Luks, Archile Gorky and George Pearse Ennis at the Grand Central Art School; Art Students League, NYC.
Hilton held membership and held office in many prestigious organizations: Florida Artists Group, 1952, 1953, president; Palm Beach Art League; Florida Federation of Art; American Watercolor Society; Philadelphia Watercolor Club; Salmagundi Club; Allied Artists; Knickerbocker Artists; Sarasota Art Association; Casein Painters Society; Ringling Art School; Art League of Manatee County; Atlanta Art Association.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
"Arts Plus" is produced locally throughout the US via local PBS stations. This Sarasota program has been one of four segments from all the national programs to be highlighted and shown on all PBS stations as a top production and interesting subject matter.
Thanks to Arts Advocates members Roberta "Bobbie" Hamilton, Vern Weitz, Cindy Woodling, Elizabeth Rose, Diana Colson and the Van Wezel's Janet Arena for their leadership and participation in the development of this program.View here: WEDU PBS Arts Plus video - Arts Advocates/Fine Arts Society of Sarasota
“These types of structures hold history for me because I worked in them as a child in the South. I’ve been painting them for over 40 years because many remain in my hometown of Quincy, Florida. The recent hurricane that hit the panhandle destroyed many lives along with this particular barn. The painting, through representational, is boldly abstract in the use of overlapping forms and contrasting elements. The use of light adds both atmosphere and weight to the composition.”
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