River and Distance with a Boat

Ivon Hitchens (1893 - 1979)

Oil on canvas

1961

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  • About the work
    Location
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  • About the artist
    The son of a painter, Ivon Hitchens was born in London and studied first at St John's Wood School of Art and then, until 1919, at the Royal Academy Schools. In 1920 Hitchens was a founder member of the artists' group, the 7 and 5 Society, and exhibited regularly in their shows. During the war his studio in North London was bombed. He then moved with his family to rural Sussex where he lived and worked for the rest of his life, painting abstracted landscapes in glorious colours on long, horizontal canvases. Hitchens produced a huge figurative mural for the English Folk Song and Dance Society at Cecil Sharp House in London. He was created CBE in 1958. Retrospectives of his work were held in Leeds in 1945 and at the Royal Academy in 1979.
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  • Details
    Title
    River and Distance with a Boat
    Date
    1961
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 42.00 cm, width: 107.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, March 1965
    Inscription
    bl: Hitchens
    Provenance
    Consigned by Pastoral Painting Ltd., on behalf of the artist, to Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in March 1965
    GAC number
    6956