Patchwork of Daisies and Marigolds

Ivon Hitchens (1893 - 1979)

Oil on canvas

1957

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  • About the work
  • 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
    Patchwork of Daisies and Marigolds
    Date
    1957
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 60.00 cm, width: 113.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, March 1965
    Inscription
    br: Hitchens
    Provenance
    Collection of P. J. Goldberg; from whom purchased by Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in March 1965, as ‘Patchwork of Daisies and African Marigolds’
    GAC number
    6957