Obituaries 02-16-2017

Jeffrey Hull

Abstract painter, professor, and heart transplant survivor who devoted his life to art, the creative process, and his family

Jeffrey S. Hull passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at his Boston home on February 6.  He was 65 years old.

The beloved son of the late Lucille (Cate) and Lawrence Cameron Hull III, he is survived by his brothers Brooks and Norman and his wife, Deborah (Kamy); children: Lucille, Jeffrey and Matthew and a granddaughter, Kiyoko.

Jeff received a heart transplant in December of 1987, the 50th transplant performed at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He defied all expectations and lived with a healthy heart for 29 more years. An abstract painter, he received his MFA from Boston University School of Fine Arts and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. His long distinguished career included multiple solo and group shows and several prestigious awards. He organized and curated numerous shows throughout his life and was the lead organizer for the X Group, a collective of visual artists in Boston.

A resident of Boston’s South End, he actively was an advocate for artists and artist housing. An Adjunct Professor, he taught at the Art Institute of Boston, Emmanuel College, New England School of Art & Design and Northeastern University and endeavored to inspire his students and to promote their fresh, original spirit. He devoted his life to art, the creative process and his family’s

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