Rose Hilton

Born in Kent, Hilton attended Beckenham Art School before going on to the Royal College of Art where she won the Life Drawing and Painting Prize as well as the Abbey Minor Scholarship to Rome.


On her return to London she started teaching as well as showing with the Young Contemporaries. It was during this period that she met and married Roger Hilton – and for the next decade she supported him through failing health and a flourishing career, also raising two sons. There was little time to pursue her own career as a painter during this time.