The Hillard Schneider Scholarship

Hillard G. Schneider 1948–2017

Hillard “Hilly” Schneider with his sculpture in the League’s Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery.

Teacher, sculptor, editor, school technologist  and long-time resident of Park Slope, Brooklyn, Hillard “Hilly” Schneider passed away on August 3, 2017 after a valiant  battle with esophageal cancer. The sixty-eight-year-old artist and educator was the loving husband of Karen Van Rossem and devoted father of Jenny Schneider, Lauren Schneider-Prager and son-in-law Justin Prager.

A gifted student of sculpture, he worked and studied at the Art Students League of New York with instructors Barney Hodes and Jonathan Shahn.  He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Brooklyn College. He was also the dear friend of and co-editor with the late Alan Betrock of Shake Books.

An enthusiast of creature comforts and air conditioning, he declared, “The outdoors is over-rated” – exemplifying his striking wit and outrageous sense of humor.

Contributions in Hilly’s memory may be made to The Art Students League’s Hillard Schneider Scholarship fund.


To make your donation to the Hillard Schneider Scholarship fund, please click here to be taken to The League’s donation page, and then choose “Hillard Schneider Scholarship” from the page’s drop-down menu.Save