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John Hitchens born 1940 biography
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Open Field by John Hitchens
Open Field
Autumn by John Hitchens
Open Spaces by John Hitchens
Open Spaces

Grass Hill by John Hitchens
Grass Hill
Sokenholes Summer by John Hitchens
Sokenholes Summer
Sea Clouds Moving by John Hitchens
Sea Clouds Moving

Blackdown Distance by John Hitchens
Blackdown Distance
Welsh Moorland Tops by John Hitchens
Welsh Moorland Tops
Flowers into Blue Space by John Hitchens
Flowers into Blue Space

Son of the artist Ivon Hitchens. Born in Hove, Sussex. After Bedales School, Hitchens studied at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. Showed from the 1960's, having solo exhibition at Marjorie Parr Gallery in 1964 and exhibiting until 1976 there. Also exhibited at Ditchling Gallery in 1967-71, 1967-82 with David Paul Gallery in Chichester and Gilbert Parr Gallery in 1977-79. Held a series of shows with Montpelier Studio from 1983. Since 1963 he also had a number of one man exhibitions in public art galleries and institutions, such as Balliol, Hereford aand Somerville Colleges in Oxford, Salford City Art Gallery, Leicester University, The Arts Centre, Horsham, Clare College in Cambridge and others. John Hitchens' work is represented in many public collections, including Brighton Art Gallery, Leicester City Art Gallery and Leicester University, Bradford City Art Gallery, Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and others. Various corporations have also acquired his work, such as Security Pacific National Bank, British Steel Corporation, Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and others. Though his main subject area is the countryside of West Sussex, England, there were also many extended painting periods in North Wales and North West Scotland.
His current work is still about the landscape, but it is primarily concerned with expressing its patterns and textures. John Hitchens lives in Byworth, Petworth.


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