Timothy Bond: Roger Hilton – Night Letters

Timothy Bond: Roger Hilton – Night Letters
Timothy Bond: Roger Hilton – Night Letters Timothy Bond: Roger Hilton – Night Letters Timothy Bond: Roger Hilton – Night Letters Timothy Bond: Roger Hilton – Night Letters
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Roger Hilton – Night Letters, edited by Timothy Bond. ISBN 978-0-9547091-7-4. Clothbound hardcover, 320pp, 23 x 27.6cm, published 2009

Roger Hilton (1911–1975) produced the works now known as the Late Gouaches and Night Letters during the final two years of his life at his cottage in Cornwall’s West Penwith. Confined to bed and sustained mainly by the whisky and cigarettes that were at least in part the cause of his sickness, the insomniac Hilton created upwards of a thousand colourful gouaches and illustrated messages to his long-suffering wife Rose. Sometimes bitter, occasionally insulting, but always poignant and amusing, the letters record Hilton’s thoughts on art, his own imminent death, the irritations and pleasures of everyday life, and his often controversial assessments of colleagues and contemporaries. This full colour book reproduces nearly 300 of the artist’s Night Letters and Late Gouaches, and includes many drawings and gouaches not previously seen in public.