Clinton Hill
American, 1922-2003
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

An abstract artist associated with the New York School, Clinton Hill produced collages and assemblages composed of canvas, plastic, wood, and fiberglass. In earlier works his lyrical style was characterized by a love of rich color, energetic mark-making, and a tenderness toward his material—whether painted or dyed paper, or fragments of everyday life, including newspaper cuttings, address labels, and cardboard. Later he began to incorporate sheets of fiberglass, vinyl, and wood into large-scale assemblages, cutting into and layering them as if drawing in space. Hill counted Mark Rothko among his friends and studied under John Ferren, whom he considered a major influence.