In addition to this he also donated a pastel landscape drawing by his Grandfather, Alfred, making Southampton the first public collection to hold works by three generations of the Hitchens family.
In celebration of this generous gift, we will be displaying these two new acquisitions together for the first time, alongside works already in the collection by John’s father Ivon Hitchens. The exhibition will also include work by John’s son, Simon, bringing the family’s interpretation of landscape into a fourth generation.
top: Ivon Hitchens, Arched Trees No.7, 1957
© Estate of Ivon Hitchens
left: John Hitchens, Land Quest, 2017
© The Artist