Tristram Hillier

Quantoxhead

About this artwork

Hillier was strongly influenced by surrealism and particularly the work of Max Ernst and de Chirico. In this work, the illusionistic representation of space and the strong shadows recall the landscapes of Salvador Dalí, an artist Hillier knew personally from his time as a student in Paris. In 1945, following the end of World War II, Hillier settled in Somerset and this work depicts Quantoxhead beach close to his home.

  • artist:
  • title:
    Quantoxhead
  • date created:
    Dated 1946
  • materials:
    Oil on wood
  • measurements:
    15.10 x 25.40 cm (framed: 27.30 x 38.00 x 6.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Miss Elizabeth Watt 1989
  • accession number:
    GMA 3489
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Tristram Hillier

Tristram Hillier