This artwork is one of a series of three lithographs that Roger Hilton drew on plates from his bed at home in Bottallack, Cornwall. Hilton was bedridden for the last years of his life, but continued to produce extraordinary artwork during that time. All three prints contain imagery of the nude female form – this piece shows a semi-abstract figure at the centre, and a nude reclining on a couch against a stone wall to the right. This piece relates to sketches Hilton made called Reclining nude and Figure
and Figure and Seated Nude
Date of work
Original: Lithograph on paper © Roger Hilton. All Rights Reserved, DACS 20YY
Roger Hilton (1911 – 1975) was a British abstract artist. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he won the Orpen prize in 1930. A pioneer of abstract art in Britain, Mondrian, Art Informel and Tachism were influences on his early work. He moved to Cornwall in 1965 and married fellow artist Rose Phipps. In Cornwall he became a prominent member of the St Ives School of artists, and his semi-figurative abstract works gained him international popularity. He won the John Moores First Prize in 1963, was awarded a CBE in 1968 for his contributions to art.