Posts Tagged ‘slade school of art’

Artist of the moment…….Roger Hilton



Roger Hilton was a English artist renown for his abstract works. The artist was born Roger Hildesheim, but the family later changed it’s surname due to anti German feelings after the First World War. Roger Hilton was born in Northwood, London, England in the year 1911.

Hilton attended the Slade School of Art located in London, England.

Hilton served in World War 2. After a failed plan of attack by the Allied Forces, Hilton spent multiple years as a prisoner of war.

Though he was best known for his abstract art, later in his career the artist worked with the figure.

In this lengthy interview the artist’s widow talks about Mr. Hilton during a show that celebrates his 1o0th birthday:

Roger Hilton passed away in 1975.

The artist won the John Moore Painting Prize.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $300,000. Hilton worked in oils, watercolors, gouache, ink, pastel, and charcoal.

Hilton was a wonderful abstract using many different techniques of applying paint and mediums. Though he is associated with the Abstract Art movement after the War period, I enjoy his animals and figure works he painted later in his career the best. These works have almost perfect combinations of realism and abstraction.



Artist of the moment…….John Salt


John Salt is an English painter renown for his photorealist style of painting. John Salt was born in Birmingham, England in the year 1937.

The artist often paints old and sometimes abandoned vehicles and R.V. parks.

Salt began studies at the Birmingham School of Art when only 15 years of age. Salt studied at Birmingham for six years before transferring to the Slade School of Art located in London, England. Salt went on to earn a M.F.A.  from the University of Maryland located in the United States.

Salt was most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. The artist would use an airbrush to render many of these exquisite works. In the 1980s he started to use casein rather than acrylic paint.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a print to $200,000 for an original in oils. He also painted in watercolors, casein, and acrylics.

What I enjoy most about this artist is his subject matter. Having driving by many R.V. parks over my life, it wasn’t until seeing John Salt’s paintings that I began to look at them from an artistic point of view.



Artist of the moment……..Leon Underwood



Leon Underwood was a British painter and sculptor. Leon Underwood was born in Shepherds Bush, London, England in the year 1890. Much of the artist’s body of work explored the figure.

Underwood attended the Royal College of Art located in London, England. In addition he attended the Regent Street Polytechnic, and the Slade School of Art.

One of the artist’s first jobs was to design and hide observation points, during times of war, in camouflage.

Here is a clip featuring some sculptures and paintings by Underwood. What a keen eye he had for finding fluid shapes in his figure work:

Leon Underwood passed away in 1975.

Underwood also made furniture.

Price range information: Prints are the cheapest starting around $2,000. Underwood was a prolific engraver. Bronzes can reach as high as $50,000.

What a great artist who never tired of experimenting with a new medium.


Artist of the moment…………….Bernard Cohen



Bernard Cohen is a fantastic British artist renown for his abstract painting style. Bernard Cohen was born in London, England in the year 1933.

Cohen briefly attended the St. Martin School of Art. The artist also attended the Slade School of Art located in London. Cohen went on to become a professor at Slade.

Cohen has multiple pieces included in the Tate Collection.

Below we visit a retrospective of Bernard Cohen’s career:

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

The artist works in graphite, acrylics, oils, gouache,  and watercolor. Cohen is also an avid printmaker. In his signature works of the 1960s and 1970s the artist often used an airbrush in his artwork.

Cohen considers himself a storyteller and creator of pictorial theater. The artist has a wonderful sense of design and colour. His work is a visual feast for the eyes without overwhelming the viewer with visual information.




Artist of the moment……..Stephen Bone




Stephen Bone was an English artist renown for his landscape paintings and woodcut prints. Stephen Bone was born in  Chiswick, London in the 1904.

Bone attended the Slade School of Fine Art located in London, England. His father was an Scottish artist who worked as an etcher and watercolor painter. His father was Sir Muirhead Bone. His father liked to paint works dealing with architecture.

Bone worked in a position that his father held previously, working as a full time salaried war time painter whose specialty was admiral and naval scenes.

In this clip we view a montage of works over Stephen Bone’s career:

Bone married another artist named Mary Adshead. The couple illustrated two children’s books. His wife also designed stamps. The couple had three children.

Stephen Bone passed away from cancer complications in 1958 at the age of 53 years of age.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist is part of the Tate Museum collection.

Bone comes from a wonderful family of artists. Next up will be his father, Sir Muirhead Bone. What is so interesting is that you have Muirhead Bone, Stephen Bone, and Mary Adshead (Stephen’s wife) who all paint the same subject matter, war and naval scenes.

What a great use of perspective in his paintings of submarines.




Artist of the moment……….Barbara Hepworth


Barbara Hepworth was a British painter renown for her abstract style. Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England in the year 1903. The artist attended the Leeds School of Art and also the Royal College of Art.

Hepworth worked a majority of her career as a sculptor. A collegiate classmate named Henry Moore would be crucial in her development in the modernist movement. Moore has been profiled here already for his modernist sculpture.

Hepworth was married to a fellow sculptor named John Skeaping. After divorcing she then remarried artist Ben Nicholson. Though this marriage also ended in divorce, the couple did have triplets.

For much of her professional life she was based out of St. Ives, Cornwall, England.

She worked often with wood or bronze. Late in life she took up printmaking.

From the Tate Museum a brief biography about Barbara Hepworth:


Below a link to the website of Barbara Hepworth:

Hepworth passed away in 1975 at the age of 72 years of age. She was killed by a fire started by accident in her studio.

Below a montage of sculptures by Hepworth that show her creativity in developing abstract shapes:

In 2011 a public work was stolen from a location in London. The police thought the thieves wanted to sell it for scrap metal.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a lithograph to $1 million for a sculpture.

It’s fun to check out the similarity of works with Hepworth and Henry Moore. Her sculpture work also reminds of the wonderful Inuit modernists.




Artist of the moment……..Mary Fedden


Mary Fedden was a British artist renown for her modernist paintings of the still life. Mary Fedden was born in Bristol, England in the year 1915.

Fedden attended the Slade School of Art located in London, England.

The artist was the first women to teach at the Royal College of Art located in London, England. Some students of hers included David Hockney and

She is sometimes mistaken as being the daughter of Sir Roy Fedden. Sir Roy Fedden helped to design aircrafts and was a noted engineer. Sir Roy Fedden was the uncle of Mary Fedden.

Fedden was married to another artist name Julian Trevelyan. As a huge fan of families of artist, Julian Trevelyan will be the next post! The couple were based much of their life sharing a studio on the famed River Thames.

In this clip we view a wonderful selection of paintings by Mary Fedden. She was able to have great depth in her work. This quality is always enhanced in her works by large very flat areas of the painting. A great combination:

Mary Fedden passed in 2012 at the age of 96 years of age.

Below we visit the studio of the artist. It is very interesting because she NEVER paints away from her studio. This is a short clip from a documentary about Mary Fedden:

Price range information: Fedden was a very prolific painter and printmaker. Works start at $8,000 for a watercolor, gouache, or print. Original oils can fetch $60,000.



Artist of the moment…….Reginald Brill

Reginald Brill was born in London, England in the year 1902. When the artist was barely a teenager Brill was working for the City of London and taking classes at Saint Martin’s School of Art during the evening. It was the time of the First World War.

Brill married a fellow artist named Rosalie.

For his artistic education Brill attended the Slade School of Art located in England under scholarship.

Reginald Brill passed away in 1974.

Brill taught at the Blackheath School of Art. Brill also put his knowledge of art into business, producing two books on modernist paintings.

Brill was a great animator of people. The expressions of his people are very easy to interpret and very expressive at the same time. Brill’s work reminds me of the great caricaturist and satire artist the Frenchman Honore Daumier.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $35,000. Brill worked in watercolor, gouache, oils, ink, and graphite.

Artist of the moment…….Peter McIntyre…

Peter McIntyre was a wonder painter of people and landscapes born in Dunedin, New Zealand in in 1910. McIntyre was renown for his paintings of war scenes.

His father was also an artist and was renown for his printmaking work.

In this clip a great montage of works,especially war images, of Peter McIntyre.

For his artistic education the artist attended Otago University in New Zealand and then the Slade School of Art in London, England.

Worked as in the commercial art field in Britain for many years.

Served in World War II.

Publisher of many books over his life time.

Passed away in 1995 at the age of 85 years old.

price range information:  McIntytre worked with oils priced $3,000 to $40,000. Watercolours priced $3,000 to $20,000.