Rowland Hilder (b.1905; d.1993)

Referred to as "the Turner of his generation", Hilder was one of the best known artists of the twentieth century. No other artist 'is so well remembered for the way he captured completely the essence of our heritage in the English, and most particularly the Kent, countryside. He lived in Blackheath for most of his life when it was a Kentish country village, and frequently stayed for extended periods with his grandparents in Birling, Kent.…