Larry Hilburn (1924-)
Larry Hilburn was born in 1924 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He began exhibiting in Taos in 1952 at the original Blue Door Gallery. During the next twenty odd years or so, his art became established internationally, with collectors living in every state and 27 foreign countries.
His works in oil, watercolor, drawing, and graphic media vary in style and mood-ranging from realism to semi-abstraction. Imagination and creativity are apparent in every work.
Hilburn moved to Taos in 1964 and established his own Gallery on Kit Carson Rd., Wengert Patio. The Hilburn Gallery was the oldest continuous gallery in Taos. In 1989 he moved to Oklahoma, where he resides today.
Hilburn was trained at Beaux Arts, Univ. of Paris; Ecole DuLouvre-Paris; Museum D’Art Moderne-Paris; and Jue Du Paume-Paris. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern State and a Masters Degree from West Texas University. After training in Paris and exhibiting in New York, Larry found residence in Amarillo, Texas and eventually Taos, where he continued to show works in New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas and Texas.
He was a member of American Artists in Paris, the Taos Artists Association, the Texas Watercolor Society and the Texas Fine Arts Association. He obtained a Fulbright Art Scholarship, Paris and was in Who’s Who in American Universities.
Hilburn was a part of many exhibitions and special exhibitions. These include: the Houston Museum of Art-Houston, the Arkansas Art Center-Little Rock, Fulbright Artists National-New York, Kappa Pi National-San Antonio, Texas Watercolor Society-Traveling Exhibit, 40 Best-Texas Fine Art-Amarillo and Galerie Huit-Paris.
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