Painter Pilgrim: The Art and Life of Tristram Hillier
Artist(s): Tristram Hillier
Author(s): Jenny Pery
Year published: 2008
Publisher: Royal Academy Publications
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: 120 colour and b&w
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In this extensively illustrated biography Jenny Pery traces Hillier’s career from the hedonism of his early years, when he was associated with Surrealism and the international avant-garde, to the asceticism that marked his later life.
Icily elegant and eerily still, Tristram Hillier’s paintings preasent a dreamlike, post-apocalyptic world of deserted seashores strewn with debris, empty streets and country lanes where it is forever winter.
Many of Hillier’s important works are reproduced, revealing him as one of the foremost British painters of his time.