Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) moved to live near Petworth, deep in the woods at Graffham, after his London home was bombed in 1940. He continued to live and work there until his death in 1979. The Kevis House Gallery exhibition is being held to coincide with Pallant House Gallery’s major exhibition Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour; Pallant House Gallery and private owners are lending some of Ivon Hitchens’s post-war landscape paintings, featuring the swathes of bright colour for which he is best known. The exhibition will cover four generations of the Hitchens family. It will show paintings by Ivon’s father, the portrait and pastel artist Alfred Hitchens (1861-1942), by his son John Hitchens, and new drawings by his grandson the sculptor Simon Hitchens. Work will also be shown by other artists inspired by Ivon Hitchens, including Peter Iden (1945-2012), Jill Bray, Emma Jamison and Tuëma Pattie.
Please see separate listing for details of how to attend the introductory talk by exhibition curator Anne Goodchild.
Ivon Hitchens, Untitled, from ‘For John Constable’, 1976, screenprint on paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Lucas Bequest, 1995) © The Estate of Ivon Hitchens