Born in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Hull received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1977 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1979 received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While still in graduate school he had his first one-person show in New York at the Phyllis Kind Gallery. Since that time Hull has had more than 40 one-person shows. His paintings may be found in many private and public collections including, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Westchester NY and the Smithsonian, Washington DC.