Rowland Hilder

Shell Guide to Warwickshire

Original poster

c. 1960s 76x51cm

Shell commissioned a series of posters to go with their County Guide books, and they commissioned paintings by the leading artists of the day.

Rowland Hilder was a well known landscape artist and book illustrator. Born in New York state, his English father moved the family to Kent, England in 1915. It was here his natural talent for drawing was noticed by his school. Later Hilder went to study at Goldsmith’s College in London. He was well known as an accomplished watercolorist, particularly in his sensitive handling of the sky and earth. Between 1964 and 1974 he was president of England’s Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.

Condition: mounted in conservation mount and wrapped in plastic sleeve (mount hides short edge tears).