Lakeside Arts
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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

Saturday 02 November - Sunday 23 February
Djanogly Gallery

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Admission free

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) is much loved for his landscapes featuring swathes of bright colour. This exhibition considers the full scope of the artist’s career spanning a remarkable six decades.

In the 1920s and ’30s, Hitchens was part of London’s avant garde and profoundly influenced by artists such as Cézanne, Matisse and Braque. His retreat from the capital to Sussex at the outset of WWII gave rise to an extraordinary body of  paintings that was truly international in spirit although the greatest part of his work was produced in six acres of woodland surrounding his home.

Through continued experimentation and a heightening of his colour palette, his works were, in the last decade of his life, almost completely abstract, whilst still rooted in the landscape that had provided his inspiration since the war.

Roof Painting No.2 1977 by Ivon Hitchens

Families can pick up an Art Investigator pack from the Gallery Desk to learn more about the exhibition.

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The exhibition is curated by Anne Goodchild and is a partnership between Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, and Djanogly Gallery.