The Artist, and thence by descent to the previous owner
Chichester, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Ingram Loan Exhibition, March – April 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Dreams and Nightmares, 22 May – 15 July 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Skyscapes, 10 May – 22 June 2014
Tristram Hillier was impressed by the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, which he encountered while living in Paris in the 1920s. The Italian’s plunging perspectives and unexpected juxtapositions evoked a mysterious world that led Hillier towards Surrealism. Hillier’s technique was to make rough drawings which he would then elaborate in his studio. Hillier was widely travelled, and Landscape with Buildings has a clear azure sky and architecture with the white-washed church typical of the Mediterranean.