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Hazel Wood
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Bridgeman Images

Hazel Wood 1944

Ivon Hitchens (1893–1979)

Leeds Museums and Galleries

(b London, 3 Mar. 1893; d Lavington Common, nr. Petworth, Sussex, 29 Aug. 1979). British painter, mainly of landscapes. He created a highly distinctive style, on the borderline between abstraction and figuration, in which broad, fluid areas of vibrant colour, typically on a canvas of wide format, evoke but do not represent the forms of the English countryside that were his main inspiration. From 1940, after his London studio was destroyed by bombing, he lived in Sussex.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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