JOHN HITCHENS – BIOGRAPHY

Born in Sussex in 1940,

educated at Bedales School, Petersfield, Hampshire,   

studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art at Corsham, 1958 – 61.

 

Group Exhibitions

 2017  John Hitchens and Anthony Garratt, Exploring the Land – Two Ways of Seeing;

           Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex

2014  50 Years On – John Hitchens, Margaret Lovell, Peter Thursby (Three artists that showed at   

          the Marjorie Parr Gallery, London in 1964); The Art Room, Topsham, Exeter

2012  Circles and Tangents – Art in the Shadow of Cranborne Chase (Part 2);

           Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire

2011  Circles and Tangents – Art in the Shadow of Cranborne Chase (Part 1);

           Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

 

Solo Exhibitions

2009  Flower paintings; 1974 – 1988; Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex

2008  Evolving Boundaries; Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex

2007  Evolved Landscapes; Haslemere Museum Gallery, Surrey

2004  Hitchens – Three Generations; Canon Gallery, Petworth, West Sussex

2003  Online exhibition; louisekosman.com

1998  Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex

1988  Montpelier Studio, London

1987  Davies Memorial Gallery, Newtown, Wales

1986  Montpelier Studio, London

1984  Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, and Montpelier Studio, London

1982  David Paul Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex and The Fermoy Centre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

1979  Gilbert Parr Gallery, London, and The Arts Centre, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex

1978  Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside; Salford Art Gallery & Museum, Manchester,

          and David Paul Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex

1977 Gilbert Parr Gallery, London

1976  Marjorie Parr Gallery, London, and The Arts Centre, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex

1972  Marjorie Parr Gallery, London

1971  Vivien Lowenstein Gallery, London; David Paul Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex and

          Ditchling Gallery, East Sussex

1970  Marjorie Parr Gallery, London

1969  David Paul Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex and Ditchling Gallery, East Sussex

1968  Marjorie Parr Gallery, London

1967  Ditchling Gallery, East Sussex

1966  Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey; The Holder Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex;

          Queen Square Gallery, Leeds, and Hertford College, Oxford

1965  Marjorie Parr Gallery, London

1964  Marjorie Parr Gallery, London

1963  Balliol College, Oxford; Clare College, Cambridge; Somerville College, Oxford, and

          Leicester University

  

Collections

Brighton Art Gallery

Bradford City Art Gallery

Bradford Institute of Technology

Bedales School, Petersfield, Hampshire

British Steel Corporation, London

Brasenose College. Oxford

Chase Manhattan Bank,. New York, USA

City of Leicester Museums and Art Gallery

Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Hull Education Committee

Ind. Coope Ltd., London

Leicestershire Education Committee

Leicester University

Loughborough College, Leicestershire

Magdalene College, Cambridge

Nuffield College, Oxford

Nuffield Foundation for Paintings in Hospitals, London

Security Pacific National Bank, USA or UK?

St Swithun’s School, Winchester, Hampshire

St Mary’s College, Twickenham, London

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Bishop Otter Collection, University College, Chichester, West Sussex

West Riding of Yorkshire Education Committee

West Sussex County Education Committee

 

Publications

 Sussex, Scotland, Wales: John Hitchens; Marjorie Parr Gallery, 1970   

Marjorie Parr: Chelsea and St Ives Art Dealer; Peter Davies, Old Bakehouse Publ., 2008.

Evolving Boundaries; Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex, 2008

Circles and Tangents – Art in the Shadow of Cranborne Chase; Vivienne Light,

Canterton Books, 2011.

 

Limited Edition prints

 1978 several paintings published as limited edition prints by the Cavendish Collection

 

Commissions

1998 Sculpture from Incense Cedar wood, West Sussex

1990 Design for stained glass window, Northamptonshire

 

Collaborations

 2013 – ongoing, with American composer Peter Dayton: a series of paintings and compositions inspired by John Hitchens painting ‘From Sombre Lands’ (2000);  www.peterdaytonmusic.com