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CBE. Born in Northwood, Middlesex, he studied at the Slade School of Art 1929-31, and for some two to three years in Paris at the Academie Ranson under Bissiere. He is best known for his abstract works in oils of the 1950’s, many suggesting landscape, although after 1961, the female figure often appears.

His first one-man show was at the Bloomsbury Gallery in 1936. In 1940 he joined the commandos and was a prisoner of war 1942-5. He taught at Bryanston School after the war and at the Central school 1954-6. He painted and exhibited his first abstract works in the early 1950’s, and travelled to Holland with a Dutch member of the Cobra Group, Constant, after which he reduced his palette to primaries and to black, white and earth colours, inspired by Mondrian.

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Untitled ’68 - Roger Hilton

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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