Lillie, a longtime Boston resident who
now lives at the Linden Ponds retirement community in Hingham with his
wife, Barbara, has been sculpting for more than 60 years. His work appears
in collections around the world, including North Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
In the United States, Lillie's work is widely dispersed throughout the
country, from Massachusetts to Virginia and Colorado. An Honors graduate
of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, he also studied at Maine's
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; the Corcoran School of Art in
Washington, DC; and the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. Lillie,
a professor emeritus of art at Boston University, taught drawing and
sculpting there for 34 years. His most famous sculpture is probably of
Thomas Jefferson, the life-size bronze sculpture is in four locations. His
commissions of local celebrities such as Arnold "Red" Auerbach and Mayor
James Michael Curley are among the most popular public sculptures in
Boston, and the statues of John Adams and Abigail Adams with a young John
Quincy Adams in Quincy.