Rose Hilton 1931- 2019
Charcoal on paper
15 x 11cm
Provenance: Purchased from the artist directly before being sold via Bonhams to the current owner
Rose Hilton did not only paint landscape and while she visited her studio every day she would often explore other subjects such as the female nude both in drawing and painting.
Increasingly ambitious and abstract as a painter, Rose never lost the gift for good drawing that had won her prizes at the Royal College of Art. The female figure also remained central to her work and almost to the last week of her life she and painter friends drew a model in the conservatory at Botallack with its verdant plants and overhanging grapevine.
Rose Hilton was a British painter living in Cornwall. Born in Kent, in 1931, she attended the Royal College of Art in London, winning the Life Drawing and Painting prize as well as the Abbey Minor Scholarship to Rome.
Upon her return to London, she began teaching art, and, in the late 1950s met her future husband, the leading abstract artist Roger Hilton. Roger ac