Roger Hilton (1911-1975)
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Roger Hilton (1911-1975)

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Roger Hilton (1911-1975)
Untitled
signed and dated 'Hilton/53' (lower right, recto), 'HILTON 57' (lower right, verso)
oil, chalk and charcoal on board; oil on board
12¾ x 31½ in. (32.4 x 80 cm.)
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Lot Essay

Hilton's work changed considerably in 1953. While in Amsterdam with the Dutch artist Constant, whom he had met the year before, Hilton encountered Mondrian's paintings first-hand. His immediate response to Mondrian and Constant was a simplification of his style as evident in the present work.

Hilton commented that 'the painter today is like the ancient alchemists: he is concerned not so much with visible reality as with reality tout court. His pictures are not a picture of the world but an attempt to change it' (see exhibition catalogue, Roger Hilton, London, Serpentine Gallery, 1974, p. 4).
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