Art: Papa Hiler

Meyer Hiler, about 75, is proud of his son Hilaire. So is all San Francisco. Hilaire Hiler's murals in Aquatic Park are now one of the sights of the town. Papa Hiler has a quiet reputation of his own, as a theatrical agent. A hobby-rider, he also likes to paint pictures—brightly colored, engagingly irresponsible pictures of beach scenes, toylike Venetian canals, imaginary Oriental landscapes, houses like patchwork quilts. Last week Sutter Street's Raymond & Raymond Gallery was exhibiting some of Papa Hiler's paintings. The critics were pleasantly taken aback. Said the San Francisco Chronicle's Alfred Frankenstein: "He sets up quite regular...

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