Patrick George

Hickbush

1961–5

Artist
Patrick George 1923–2016
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1060 x 1524 mm
frame: 1233 x 1689 x 58 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1967
Reference
T00908

Not on display

Display caption

George studied at Edinburgh College of Art and at Camberwell School of Art, London under William Coldstream, who introduced him to the Euston Road School tradition of accurate rendering of the chosen object or scene. George adopted this as his working practice and his landscapes were painted in the open air in front of the motif, usually over a long period of time. George has lived and worked on land forming part of the Grove farm at Hickbush in Suffolk since 1961 and this is one of the first paintings he made of the landscape there.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

Patrick George b.1923

T00908 Hickbush 1961–65

Not inscribed.
Canvas, 41¾ x 60 (106 x 152.4).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist through the London Group 1967.
Exh. London Group, 1967 (179); R.A., 1967 (530).
Repr. Daily Telegraph, 28 April 1967.

The artist wrote (7 June 1967): ‘Hickbush is… near Sudbury on the Essex/Suffolk border. The picture was painted outside from the subject.

‘I started on 3rd September 1961 and gave up in September 1965. The varying light of the crops that came and went can be seen from the different lights of the edge of the fore ground.’

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1966–1967, London 1967.

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