Malcolm J. Hitchcock RWA - Mid 20th C. Oil, The Grand Canal of Ireland. III.
A vibrant mid 20th Century oil painting by the artist Malcolm J. Hitchcock RWA (1929-1998), expertly executed in a fusion of impressionism and pointillism. Hitchcock draws attention to both the front and back of each artwork with decorative titles in a wide variety of bold colours, as shown in the images.This particular study depicts the Grand Canal of Ireland, the southernmost of a pair of canals that connect Dublin, in the east of Ireland, with the River Shannon in the west.
Signed in the lower right hand corner with an inscription on reverse.Signed and incsribed on the reverse. On board.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration, surface dirt and paint losses to the edges of the picture. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration.
16 x 24.4cm (6.3" x 9.6")Sheet: 18.7 x 25.9cm (7.4" x 10.2")
Sulis Fine Art is proud to present a delightful collection of pointillist landscapes and railway studies by the British artist Malcolm J. Hitchcock (1929-1998). This highly interesting collection captures a small snapshot of British travel during the mid 20th century.
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Malcolm John Hitchcock was a painter in both tempera and oils. He was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and received his art education at Andover School of Art. World War II led to his early withdrawal from his courses and he was apprenticed to a dental technician before serving with the Royal Army Dental Corps as his National Service. This led him to Singapore, amongst other places, where he was never without sketch pad or paint box. There followed a period of experimentation in both technique and subject matter, with Hitchcock eventually settling on the railway theme executed largely in a pointillist style.
He travelled extensively throughout Europe and became well-known for his pictures of narrow gauge steam trains. He exhibited in Düsseldorf, Brussels, Paris Salon, the Royal Academy and the Royal West of England Academy and his solo shows have taken place the Bramante Gallery, Ashgate Gallery in Farnham and Hiscock Gallery in Southsea. He married the author Zaidee Lindsay in 1984. His work is in the collection of Reading Museum and the Royal West of England Academy.For more information on this artist or collection see here.
|Artist||Malcolm J. Hitchcock RWA (1929-1998)|
|Date||Mid 20th Century|
|Dimensions||16 x 24.4cm|
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