PIECE OF CAKE NO. 120
Artist: Richard Hill
Medium: Lacy agate with mother of pearl, California buckeye burl, maple burl, brass and walnut
Item #: M.438.11.SC
In Collection: The Malt Collection
Richard Scott Hill, an internationally renowned artist , graduated from Northside High in Atlanta in 1960; attended West Georgia College; and, in 1969, graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Master of Fine Arts degree; and while attending the University of Georgia, his artwork was included in numerous prestigious exhibitions, including Drawings USA and the American Drawing Biennial; while a senior at the university, Mr. Hill won the top award in painting during the Arts Festival of Atlanta; while a graduate student, 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; He was head of the Drawing Department at the Atlanta College of Art for 14 years, where he was tenured in 1981, and he is currently teaching at West Georgia College, where he was invited to be the Artist-in-Residence in 1992; as a professional artist, Mr. 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, the Augusta Museum of Art, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Atlanta Civic Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Olinda, Recife, Brazil, and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia; his latest artistic achievement is the completion 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” and where it remains as a landmark , after the Olympic Games for the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.