Ivon Hitchens Winter Stage 1936

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Artwork details

Artist
Ivon Hitchens 1893–1979
Title
Winter Stage
Date 1936
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 591 x 1556 mm
frame: 822 x 1797 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1938
Reference
N04923
Not on display

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Hitchens’s art typifies the fusion of modern painting principles and earlier British art. The sculptural blocks of colour indicate his interest in the work of Paul Cézanne and the shallow space shows his debt to Georges Braque. The long, horizontal format and muted palette, however, link his work to the English landscape tradition of Gainsborough, Constable and Turner. This was painted in Sussex, which Hitchens would later make his home.

July 2007

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