JOHN WILLIAM HILTON
Twenty-Nine Palms, California,
Birth place: Carrington, ND
Maui, HI; Twentynine Palms, CA in 1976
Dixon, Clyde Forsythe & Nicolai Fechin; International Institute Arts
& Letters fellowship; American Institute Fine Arts fellowship.
Central Galleries, NYC & Desert Southwest Galleries, Palm Desert,
CA., 1970s. Hundreds of group & solo shows in US & abroad, 1935-72.
Member: Grand Central
Art Gallery; Salmagundi Club; Laguna Beach Art Assn. (life member);
Lahaina Art Association; Twenty-nine Palms Artists Guild (president,
1952-55; life member).
Work: US Air Force;
Tokyo City Hall; Arizona Botanical Gardens, Phoenix; Museum New
Mexico; Desert Southwest Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA; La Verne
College; National Park Visitor Centers; San Diego Museum Natural
History; Palm Springs Desert Museum Commissions: murals, Desert
Southwest Gallery, 1937 & Saddleback Western Gallery, Santa Ana, CA,
1962; diorama, Living Desert Reserve, Palm Desert, CA, 1972.
began painting in the 1930s. Preferred media: oils, wax.
Publications: auth./illus., What Makes the Jumping Bean Jump," Saturday Evening Post, 1942; auth./illus., Sonora Sketchbook, Macmillan, 1947; "This Is My Desert," Arizona Highways, 1964;
"Hilton Paints the Desert," Desert Magazine; plus many
Sources: WW73; Dave Packwood," An Artist Looks at
Baja California," Westways (March, 1956); Mason Sutherland,
"California Escape to the Desert," National Geographic, 1957; Ed.
Ainsworth, Painters of the Desert (Desert Mag., Publisher, 1960). "
Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art,
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe New,
Desert Southwest Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Museum of Texas Tech University
San Diego Museum Natural History
Fillmore, Gary Canyon, Magic Landmark Art from the Picerne
Davenport, Ray, Davenport’s Art Reference
Dunbier, The Artists Bluebook
Hughes, Artists in California:
Hughes, Edan Milton, 2002Edition
Artists in California
Falk, Peter Hastings, Who Was Who in
American AR6t, 1564-1975
Stragnell, Landscapes of the West
McCall, California Artists 1935-1956
Karpel, Arts in America/A Bibliography
Ainsworth, The Man Who Captured Sunshine
Jacques Cattell Press, Who's Who in
Samuels, Encyclopedia of Artists of
the American West
New Mexico, Museum of Fine Art, Handbook of the Collections, Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Texas Tech University, Selections from the Collection ,
Mr. & Mrs. Fred T Hogan
John William, Hilton Paints the Desert
Barrie, Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc., 1971 Year Book
Desert Art Center, Inc., Treasury of Living Art
Barrie, Grand Central Art Galleries, 1965 Year Book
Ainsworth, Ed, Painters of the Desert
Ainsworth, Ed, Widening Horizons
Western Woman, Widening Horizons, Painters of the Western Desert
Hilton, John William, Sonora Sketch Book