Hilts, Alvin (1908- 1991)

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Hilts, Alvin (1908- 1991)

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1908-1991

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Mr. Alvin Hilts, RCA, OSA, was born in Newmarket, Ontario on May 2, 1908. He studied at the Ontario College of Art with sculptor Emanuel Hahn (1881-1957) and apprenticed with sculptors Frances Loring (1887-1968) and Florence Wyle (1881-1968) in their studios where he also learned portraiture, reliefs and 3-D figures. Florence Wyle made him her protégé. His commissions include War Memorial for Government of Canada, Newmarket, sculpture for Holy Trinity Church, Welland, and R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate, Oshawa. He was a member of Sculptors Society of Canada from (1931-1972) and President from 1956-1958. He died in Peterborough County, Ontario, in 1991.

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