Hitchens, Ivon: Flower Painting, 1931 – SOLD


Ivon Hitchens is best known for his paintings of landscapes, especially reflected through the prism of abstraction, but throughout his career, flower paintings were just as important and all his exhibitions, from the 1930s through to the 1970s, would contain some flower still lives. This colourful photo-lithograph of a 1931 painting was produced by the Adam Cavendish Collection in the 1960s in a limited edition of 500, in excellent condition and newly framed.

Artist: Ivon Hitchens, (1893-1979)

Title and date: Flower Painting, 1931

Size: 49.5 x 59.5 cms.

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Artist description:

Ivon Hitchens was an English painter who attended the Royal Academy Schools and began exhibiting during the 1920s. He became part of the ‘London Group’ of artists joining modernist artists including Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and John Piper, and exhibited with them during the 1930s. His house was bombed in 1940 during World War II, at which point he moved to a caravan on a patch of woodland near Petworth in West Sussex. He worked there for the next forty years, gradually augmenting his caravan with a series of buildings.

He is particularly well known for his panoramic landscape paintings created from blocks of colour and for his semi-abstract and richly coloured works. There is a huge mural by him in the main hall of Cecil Sharp House in Primrose Hill, London. His work was exhibited in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1956. There have been four major retrospectives of his work including by The British Council (1952), The Tate (touring, 1963), The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (touring, 1968), The Royal Academy (touring, 1979) and The Serpentine Gallery (touring, 1989).