Tuesday, January 10, 2023

About the artist

France Hilbert is a French American painter, sculptor, and art educator, born in Bourges, France who lives and work in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her artistic education began at age seven under her grandfather, the artist Jaro Hilbert. She studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France, The Academy of Art of The Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY, The Art Students League of New York, and earned her MFA at Ecole Européenne Supérieure d'Art de Bretagne. France was the recipient of the Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant, an artist in residence in Copenhagen, and worked as an artist in Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Florence. Before moving to Maine she lived in NYC for 20 years. Of her public and private commissions some are permanent installations, including “Talma”, a 7 ft bronze sculpture in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France, and “The Calling”, a pair of bronze relief sculptures at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC. During the past three decades France has taught private art classes, designed curricula, and taught art programs for community centers, public schools, Adult Education, and College of the Atlantic, in drawing, painting, sculpture, and scenic design.