A beautiful pointillist oil on canvas depicting figures waiting for a train at Zevgolatio, Greece.
Exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1987. Original exhibition label on the reverse.
Artist: Malcolm John Hitchcock (1929–1998)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 26cm x 35cm including frame
Malcolm John Hitchcock (1929–1998) was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. He studied at Andover School of Art, then did “a variety of work to keep the wolf from the door,” becoming a full-time artist in mid-1980s.
His main works were Pointillist railway paintings in oil and semi-abstract, mixed media nudes. Hitchcock was a member of RWA. He also exhibited at RA and Paris Salon and in the provinces; his solo shows included Bramante Gallery, Ashgate Gallery in Farnham and Hiscock Gallery in Southsea. Reading Museum and Art Gallery holds his work.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)
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