The work of Rowland Hilder (1905 – 1993) is held up for your admiration in this snow scene, #3 in the advent series.
I swiped this mini-bio from the Kings Gallery website…
Rowland Hilder was born in 1905 at Great Neck, Long Island USA. His parents, of Kentish stock, brought him back when they finally returned to England in 1915. He trained at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, London and during his career, which extended to well over half a century, he has been recognised world-wide as the ambassador for British landscapes.
Such was his success that he was later invited back to Goldsmith’s College School of Art college as a Professor of Drawing, a post which he held for more than ten years. Meanwhile he had made a brilliant start to his professional life as an illustrator and artist. His work was first shown at the Royal Academy in 1923 and since then his work has become widely represented in private and public collections worldwide.
In 1986 Rowland Hilder was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
Prior to his death in 1993 Rowland Hilder was still as busy at any time in his career, much in demand and reaching an even wider public through his achievements as an etcher, and through the two highly successful books on his work, ‘Rowland Hilders England’ and ‘Rowland Hilder Country’. His definitive book on his craft, ‘Starting in Watercolour’ was reissued in an enlarged and revised edition in September 1988.
Sir Hugh Casson, Former President of the Royal Academy, puts it this way. ‘His style and technique are so recognisable that there are parts of England which – in tribute to his skill – seem to have grown physically like his paintings’