Still life painting was a major feature of Tristram Hillier’s work

This section features four still life paintings produced between 1950-74 – click through the gallery below to explore

Hillier painted still lifes throughout his career, often depicting objects associated with food, alcohol and smoking. In 1955 he was commissioned by Shell to paint twelve still lifes to be included in the Shell Nature Studies series. The paintings were influenced by the Dutch masters and showed Hillier’s outstanding gifts as a draughtsman.