Title: Mosaic Artist
Company: Jim Hill Productions
Location: Marietta, Georgia, United States
Dr. Jim Hill, Mosaic Artist at Jim Hill Productions, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in visual arts and arts education.
With many years of experience to his credit, Dr. Hill has excelled as a mosaic artist with Jim Hill Productions, an art studio through which he funds a number of inner city programs. In addition to this position, he has been active as the owner of The Jim Hill House. Moreover, he found success as a teacher with the New York City Public School System for more than 30 years. Dr. Hill has also been affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise, including the United Federation of Teachers, the Brooklyn College African American Student’s Alumni Association, the St. Francis College Alumni Association and the Brooklyn Ecumenical Council.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Hill pursued an education at St. Francis College, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1970. He continued his academic efforts with a Master of Arts in political science at Long Island University in 1971 and a Master of Arts in administrative supervision at Brooklyn College in 1977. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Hill concluded his studies at Yeshiva University in 1980, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in administrative supervision
Noted for developing “Honey Child,” the first Black parenting magazine, from 1985 to its sale to Time Warner Inc. in 1990, Dr. Hill has garnered much attention for his creative endeavors, including his art show, “Colors,” his self-published art book “Historical Blues…100 Stories and 100 Pictures,” his performance in “Crackdown Big City Blues” and his autobiography, “Born to Be.” He has also been profiled for his stellar work with his local unhoused population, having built a homeless shelter in the 1980s and fed those in need out of his van. In the coming years, Dr. Hill hopes to establish a center and gallery for disadvantaged children while continuing to donate and work alongside the unhoused.
As a testament to his exceptional career, Dr. Hill has been presented with the Delaney Speaking Award from St. Francis College, an Award for his art piece, “Mama’s Song,” and First Placement at the Weeksville Art Contest in Brooklyn. He was further celebrated by the United Nations for an anti-Apartheid poster and was honored as Teacher of the Year in 1974 and 1975. Motivated to make a difference after his own tough upbringing in Brooklyn, he attributes his success to moving back alongside the poor after having been raised with the poor. Among his many professional highlights, Dr. Hill is incredibly proud of raising $3,000 to buy and build showers for the unhoused, which he cites as his greatest achievement.
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