Rowland Hilder: Painter of the English Landscape - John LewisWoodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1987, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little sunned at the spine, a decent copy otherwise.
2nd edition, 1st printing, first published 1978. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Title page vignette;
From the cover: “There will be few people who glance through this book and fail to derive a warm glow of identification with the large number of images it contains.
Rowland Hilder is clearly a brilliant artist and illustrator; much of his work is easily recognisable and has an immediate attraction. Certainly to anybody who has sailed, his drawings of the sea, particularly at night, carry total conviction. His pictures of bleak, leafless landscapes are instantly familiar to anyone who has walked through the English countryside in winter. Perhaps his strength lies in the fact that not only is he a master of line, but also has the ability to impose atmosphere by the bold representation of light. It is perhaps no accident that at times he has chosen to paint in the manner of Turner.
The author has known Rowland Hilder since the 1930s and was one of his students. He traces the development of the artist’s work and reveals how — often using Hilder’s own words — he approaches his subjects and the way he paints. These descriptions of the work of this superb 20th century artist will be of great value to painters and will enhance the enjoyment and understanding of those of us who love his paintings and find in them the encapsulation of the English countryside and its coastline.”