Rose Hilton

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Rose Hilton née Phipps, is a painter associated with the St. Ives School.[1] Born in Kent, in 1931, she attended the Royal College of Art in London, winning the Life Drawing and Painting prize as well as the Abbey Minor Scholarship to Rome.[2]

Upon her return to London, she began teaching art, and, in the late 1950s met her future husband, the leading abstract artist Roger Hilton. Roger actively discouraged his wife’s artistic endeavours, but following his death in 1975 she took up her brushes again. In 1977 she had her first solo show at Newlyn Art Gallery, and her post-impressionist, figurative paintings have achieved wide popularity.

In 2008 a retrospective of Rose Hilton's work was held at Tate St Ives.[3]

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  1. ^ Article on Rose Hilton by Alex Wade on website (July 2009)
  2. ^ The Abbey Minor scholarship was the lesser of two annually awarded scholarships, enabling promising young artists to travel to and work in Rome
  3. ^ Tate St Ives webpage for the Retrospective exhibition, shown 22 January to 11 May 2008

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