Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Roger Hilton:Tasteful or Turbulent

Nude, 1962, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.

March 1961, 1961, oil on canvas, 52 x 54 inches.

Grey Day by the Sea, 1960, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.

December1960, 1960, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 in.

Hilton in his studio, Botallack, ca. 1970. Photograph by Jorge, Lewinski.

October, 1960 (Blue), 1960, oil on canvas, 42 x 35 in.

Flying Tamarisk, March 1959, 1959, oil on canvas, 26 x 26 in.

Large Orange, Newlyn, June 1959, 1959, oil on canvas, 60 x 54 in.

Hilton dancing in his London studio, 1964. Photograph by Snowdon.

March 1956, 1956, oil on canvas, 44 x 34 in.

October 1956, 1956, oil on canvas, 29.5 x 35 in.

May 1964, 19964, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.

Hilton aiming a kick at March 1963 at the John Moores exhibition, Liverpool.

Untitled, 1963, oil on canvas, 12 x 14 in.

All images were taken from Roger Hilton: The Figured Language of Thought by Andrew Lambirth.
Images © Thames & Hudson, the respective photographers, the artist and their estates.
For more information about Hilton and his work see the excellent monograph above or here and here.


ariele @ brooklyn to west said...

Incredible. These are powerful pieces. I LOVE "Flying Tamarisk" -- it calls to me!

Paul Behnke said...

Yes that's a great one! I've liked his work for awhile but just saw his work in person for the first time when we went to London in Dec.

nic coviello said...

i like looking at all those London painters you have been posting
don't know any of them
Roger Hilton sure has some interesting painting from way back that still look fresh
nice surprise

Paul Behnke said...

So many of my favorites are overlooked over here...Albert Irvin, Gillian Ayers, Lanyon, Hilton, even Hoyland and Heron.