Rose Hilton née Phipps, (15 August 1931 – 19 March 2019) was a British painter living in Cornwall. Her husband said that he would be only artist in their relationship, but she achieved recognition after he died.
Hilton was born in Kent, in 1931 into a very religious family. There was not much art in her house but she cherished the religious illustrations that she saw. Her parents did not want her to be an artist but training in art to be a teacher was allowed.She attended the Royal College of Art in London but her parents insisted that she travel home each night to avoid the life in London. She and Bridget Riley were two of the leading students, both gaining first class degrees. She won the Life Drawing and Painting prize as well as the Abbey Minor Scholarship to Rome