29TH JANUARY – 2ND MAY
`Hilton was the most daring and inventive, and successful, painter of his generation in Europe`.
Norbert Lynton, critic
An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the birth of Roger Hilton (1911-1975). It is a personal selection by his widow Rose Hilton, chosen from private collections across Britain. The exhibition will include oil paintings, late gouaches and drawings, as well as previously unseen sketch books, photographs, letters and a 1974 sound recording of Hilton.
The focus will be on Hilton’s work from the late 1950s, when he began to spend significant amounts of time in Cornwall. He first took a studio in St Ives, then one overlooking Newlyn harbour for three summers, before settling permanently in Botallack, near St Just, in 1965. He was a regular exhibitor at Newlyn Art Gallery and lived here for a while with the curator Michael Canney and his wife Madeleine.
The show, with its accompanying talks, will offer an insight into Hilton the man, his work and his personal connection to the gallery and Cornwall.
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