Description & Technical information

July 1960 was painted in the midst of an incredible burst of creativity from 1956-1964, during which time Roger Hilton established himself as one of the most exciting painters working both in Britain and Europe. It was during these years that Hilton developed his aesthetic and expanded his palette. By the 1950’s, Hilton’s surfaces became more complex, full of different weights of mark-making, as can be seen in July 1960. Here Hilton uses charcoal with both heavy impasto and a much lighter approach. Hilton’s primary concern was the act of painting; his canvases come alive with an originality of expression as he fearlessly experiments with line, colour, space and texture in his work.

Canvas: H: 42 in (107 cm) W: 35 in (89 cm)

Date:  July, 1960
Period:  20th century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed, dated July 60 and inscribed on the reverse

Dimensions: 125 x 110 cm (49¹/₄ x 43¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints