Ivon Hitchens


Study on a hot day, 1948
Oil on canvas 16 x 29 1/2 inches / 40.6 x 74.9 cm



My paintings are compounded of three parts: one part artist,
one part nature, one part the work itself. All three should sing together.                                                            
Ivon Hitchens


Ivon Hitchens was one of the most significant British landscape painters of the twentieth century. He was a member of the 1920s /30s avant-garde London Group that included Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Bold colours and brushstrokes, inspired by French masters, are keynotes to his style. He was also influenced by Kandinsky’s theories concerning the essentially musical nature of painting. Rhythm, counterpoint and echo were all factors that led him to adopt a wide canvas which he could divide into two or more vertical sections playing one against the other.

Ivon Hitchens | Narborough Hall