First Previous 4 OF 11 NextLast

Roger Hilton

4 of 11 portraits of Roger Hilton

Roger Hilton, by Andrew Lanyon, April 1966 - NPG P1343 - © Andrew Lanyon / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Andrew Lanyon / National Portrait Gallery, London

Roger Hilton

by Andrew Lanyon
bromide print, April 1966
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (164 mm x 120 mm)
Purchased, 2009
Primary Collection
NPG P1343

Click on the links below to find out more:

Share this

Sitterback to top

  • Roger Hilton (1911-1975), Painter. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

Events of 1966back to top

Current affairs

The English football team wins against West Germany at the World Cup Final in Wembley. 144 people, including 116 children, die in the Aberfan disaster when a colliery waste tip slides down a mountain in Wales. Ian Brady and Myra Hindly are sentence to life imprisonment for the brutal Moors Murders.

Art and science

Tom Stoppard's first play Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead premiers. This absurdist play uses two minor characters from Hamlet to explore the existential themes of free will verses determinism and the futility of language. Seamus Heany publishes his first volume of poems, Death of a Naturalist.


The Cultural Revolution is launched in China in order to bring Chinese culture and society in line with communist ideals. It was also, however, an attempt by Mao Zedong to regain control of the country after the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward. Archbishop of Canterbury, Arthur Michael Ramsey meets Pope Paul VI, the first official meeting between the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches for 400 years.

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this portrait? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license this image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.