An image of Embracing figures

Roger Hilton

(England 30 Apr 1911 – 23 Feb 1975)

Embracing figures

Location
Not on display
Further information

The drawing dates from the 1950s when Hilton’s work moved towards an informal abstraction. By the end of the decade he was determined to reinvent figuration, and his new work was deceptively childlike and awkward in appearance, while deft and elegant in its economy and clarity. Other drawings by Hilton in the collection date from the 60s and 70s.

Year
1950s
Media
Drawing
Medium
pen and brown ink
Dimensions
20.5 x 13.5 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
137.2013
Copyright
© Roger Hilton. DACS/Licensed by Copyright Agency
Provenance
Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013
Monika Kinley, London/England, Purchased by Samuelson 1980