Rose Hilton: A selected retrospective
Tate St Ives: Exhibition
26 January 11 May 2008
  • Rose Hilton Grey Curtains 2000

    Rose Hilton
    Grey Curtains 2000

    Courtesy Messum’s
    © Rose Hilton

This selected retrospective is Rose Hilton’s first solo display of work at Tate St Ives and affords an intimate and celebratory glimpse into her life amongst an extraordinary community of friends, artists and lovers. Over a career spanning almost six decades, Hilton uses painting to explore colour and light in a visual balancing act where imagery hovers between abstraction and figuration.

The exhibition is accompanied by an exciting selection of early 20th century and Modern works chosen by the artist from the Tate collection. Featuring artists who have inspired Hilton such as Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Henry Moore, Ivon Hitchens, Adrian Stokes, Cecil Collins, Mary Potter, Roger Hilton, Victor Pasmore, Ben and Winifred Nicholson and David Bomberg.