Camille Hilaire was born in Metz in 1916. He moved to Paris where he studied at The School of Beaux-Arts and worked in Andre Lhote’s studio. He exhibited his work from 1942 at the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Indépendants, and Les Peintres Témoins de Leur Temps.
Hilaire taught at Beaux-Arts in Nancy until 1958, when he was appointed professor of drawing at his almer mater in Paris.
Hilaire won many prizes in his lifetime, including the Second Prix de Rome, the Grand Prix de la Casa Velasquez, and the Prix Robert Antral. He held many solo exhibitions, including two in New York in 1954 and 1956. A retrospective of his work was held at the Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice, in 1969.
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