A prominent member of the St Ives School of artists Roger Hilton was born in 1911 and studied at the Slade School London and in Paris. After war service he briefly worked as a teacher but in the 1950’s started spending more time in Cornwall. In 1963 he won the prestigious John Moores Painting prize and in 1965 moved permanently to Cornwall.
West Cornwall was an artistic haven, the dramatic landscape and ever changing light inspired Roger Hilton and others including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Paul Feiler and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. This created a vibrant and successful artistic community who shared ideas and influences.
In later life Roger Hilton became interested in drawing and painting figures and animals in his distinctive style. He died in 1975.
Pencil on paper
20 cm x 25 cm
37 cm x 43 cm framed
Provenance: Artist’s Estate