George Hildrew paints and draws occurrences conceived and received using both figural and abstract formats. His paintings depict psychological narrative structures and in many instances reference both descriptive passages and phrasing from popular culture and novels. Using sublime evocative colors, he confronts a controlled expressive imagery while looking at as well as through it.
George Hildrew was born in Camden, NJ. He is a recipient of a Fullbright-Hayes scholarship in Painting, Rome, Italy. His work was first shown at Poindexter Gallery, NYC, in the exhibition, Second Annual New Talent Festival, 1974; his work has appeared in numerous solo and group shows including Veiled Actions, EB Fine Art Curatorium, Hudson, NY, 2015; Transparent Things: Recent Paintings, Phyllis Stigliano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2009; Union County College, Cranford, NJ; Luise Ross Gallery, NYC, 1986 and 1987; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK; and Queens Museum, Flushing, NY. His work is in collections including Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, and EB Fine Art Foundation Collection, Hudson, NY.
He received his BFA in Painting from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and his MFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Since 1991, he has been a Professor of Painting at Union County College, Cranford, NJ. George Hildrew resides in Haddon Heights, NJ, with his wife Judith Abranovich, and works from his studio in Brooklyn, NY.