We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Title

Embracing figures

1950s

Artist

Roger Hilton

England

30 Apr 1911 - 23 Feb 1975

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Roger Hilton. DACS/Licensed by Copyright Agency

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Roger Hilton

    Works in the collection

    3

    Share
  • 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.

  • Provenance

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

    Monika Kinley, London/England, Purchased by Samuelson 1980

Other works by Roger Hilton

See more works