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Creator:
Roger Hilton, 1911–1975, British
Title:

Painting, Summer 1963

Date:
1963
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 55 1/2 x 64 1/4 inches (141 x 163.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
© Jonathan Clark Fine Art, Representatives of the Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1998.30
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | summer
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13784
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Roger Hilton was one of several British artists to embrace abstraction in the early 1950s and visited St. Ives regularly from 1956 until 1965, when he settled in the Cornish town of St. Just. Hilton shared Terry Frost’s habit of integrating coastal features such as boats, bathers, and rocks into his compositions. In the early 1960s he made a series of paintings that were more overtly figurative but were nevertheless limited to a few bold shapes, and a palette of three or four bright colors. The majority of Hilton’s paintings were given pragmatic titles that refer, as does this one, to the date of their conception. Painting, Summer 1963 was probably started while the artist was holidaying in Saint-Géry, a village in southwest France.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2020

Sylviane Gold, In the Abstract , a Coastal Scene Materializes, A Review of 'Art in Focus: St. Ives Abstraction’ at Yale Center for British Art , New York Times, New York, July 14, 2013, Metropolitan Section, p. 9, Yale Internet Resource

St Ives abstraction, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2013, pp. 17-18, V 2475 (YCBA)


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