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Title

Embracing figures

1950s


Artist

Roger Hilton

England

30 Apr 1911 - 23 Feb 1975


About

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.


Details


Date

1950s


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

137.2013


Artist information

Roger Hilton

Works in the collection

3


Provenance


Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013

Monika Kinley, London/England, Purchased by Samuelson 1980