Night Letters

November 21, 2009

The British painter Roger Hilton spent his final years at his cottage in Cornwall suffering from the effects of long term drinking and smoking. Confined to bed he spent most of his nights drawing with charcoal and gouache and writing letters to his wife, Rose Hilton. During the day he slept.

Independent publishers Archive of Modern Conflict have now released a book, edited by Timothy Bond and designed by Melanie Mues, with these drawings and letters. I had the pleasure to look at a copy and it really is fascinating and beautiful. The book can be bought here.

 

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