Morning at Dora Creek J J Hilder

Recollections of Hilder

Recollections of Hilder by Sydney Smith The students at Ashton’s classes were a-flutter with excitement. A new genius had been discovered. Julian Ashton had shown them a wonderful little watercolour by J. J. Hilder, and was full of enthusiasm for the artist’s unique handling of a treacherous medium. Later on, Hilder joined the classes, attending …

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Moreton Bay Island by J J Hilder

JJ Hilders Technique

JJ Hilder’s Technique by Lionell Lindsay The gift of colour is rare among painters. It is Hilder’s particular charm. A slight draughtsman – for nature rarely bestows the sense of form with that of colour – he never exceeded his limitations, and within the boundaries of a few square inches of paper he became a …

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