Running until July 31, the exhibition coincides with the major event at Pallant House Gallery, Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour. However, the selling show features not only Ivon but also his father Alfred, son John and grandson Simon.
Ivon (1893-1979) moved to Petworth after his London home was bombed in 1940 and lived in the woods at Graffham until his death. Two of his works are available for sale from the dealership as well as several on loan from Pallant House.
His father Alfred (1861-1942) was born in Peckham Rye, South London, and was a member of the South Kensington School of Art, later studying in Paris. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, producing pastels and portraits.
Ivon’s son John (b.1940) focuses on landscape. Much is based on the landscape of the South Downs and West Sussex, but he has also spent time working in Wales and Scotland. His work of recent decades has been abstract, including several of those on show at Kevis House.
“Fascination with landscape pictorially, lyrically and conceptually, has proved to be a deep well of creative stimulus to draw from,” says John’s son Simon, who is primarily a sculptor. “For generations of our family it has been a guide, friend and sparring partner that has challenged and enriched our art and our lives. This exhibition sheds light on the different ways our family has worked with landscape."
Works by artists influenced by Ivon, such as Peter Iden and Emma Jamison, are also available.