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Rowland Hill (1919-2015)

Biography of British artist and potter Rowland Hill (1919-2015)

Rowland Hill (1919-2015) was a teacher in Exeter, artist and potter who trained at Wigan School of Art from 1937 to 1940, and who might easily be confused with the rather more traditional painter and draughtsman Rowland Hill (1919-1979) who was born in Belfast or indeed the Staithes Group painter Rowland Henry Hill (1873-1952) who was born in Halifax.

After The War, Hill completed his studies at the University of Liverpool. He showed his work at various exhibitions including a Spring Exhibition at Manchester Ballet Club where he hung alongside LS Lowry and Theodore Major.

Hill was also a member of the Manchester Arts Club. After moving to Devon, Hill became a member of the Kenn Group and The Association of Devon Art Societies.

In 1958, Hill was elected a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and his pottery and paintings were shown in their annual exhibitions for many years, along with David Leach, John Maltby and others.

Hill was also a founder member of the Arts in Schools Association and, in addition to teaching art and pottery, was a part-time teacher at Exeter College of Art.

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Lot EX151/102

Lot EX151/102: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Four Stoneware Bowls

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - four stoneware bowls each of circular form three with simple brushwork motifs to the interior, one with similar decoration to the interior, the remaining example with wax resist decoration, impressed personal seals, 11-13cm diameter.


Realised: £15

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Lot EX151/98: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Lock Gates

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Lock Gates signed watercolour, 24 x 33cm, together r with one other watercolour and three etchings.


Realised: £50

Lot EX151/92

Lot EX151/92: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Inseparable

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Inseparable - signed with initials bottom left signed and inscribed on an exhibition label attached to the reverse oil on board 60 x 50cm.


Realised: £25

Lot EX151/90

Lot EX151/90: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Rock Landscape 1968

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Rock Landscape 1968- signed, inscribed and dated on the reverse oil on board 59 x 47cm.


Realised: £50

Lot EX151/101

Lot EX151/101: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - A Stoneware Tea Kettle and Hot Water Pot

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - a stoneware tea kettle and hot water poteach of cylindrical form with short spout, flat cover and lug handles, decorated with simple brushwork designs on a chocolate ground, impressed personal seal, 14cm high.


Realised: £18

No Image of Lot Available

Lot EX151/99: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Forgotten Road

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Forgotten Road - signed with a monogram inscribed on an exhibition label attached to the reverse oil on board 47 x 59cm, together with three other paintings.


Realised: £40

No Image of Lot Available

Lot EX151/100: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Red Bottle

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Red Bottle - oil on board, 53 x 43cm, unframed together with 13 other oil paintings.


Realised: £90

Lot EX151/94

Lot EX151/94: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Ballet of the Little White Square

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - Ballet of the Little White Square - signed with a monogram further signed and inscribed on an exhibition label attached to the reverse watercolour and bodycolour 38 x 50cm.


Realised: £40

No Image of Lot Available

Lot EX151/105: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - A Mixed Group of Stoneware

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - a mixed group of stoneware comprising vases, bowls, a jug and casserole dishes, variously decorated, personal seals, [some faults].


Realised: £18

Lot EX151/91

Lot EX151/91: Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - The Happy Field

Rowland Hill [1919-2015] - The Happy Field - signed and inscribed on an exhibition label attached to the reverse oil on board 59 x 47cm.


Realised: £55

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