Kitaj and Hepworth gems on show in a great study visit opportunity

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OCA is running a visit to the RB Kitaj Exhibition and Barbara Hepworth’s Hospital Drawings’ at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester Saturday 23 March 2013. We’ll meet at 11 am at the reception and ticket office and the visit will end at around 3pm.
Pallant House is located close to Chichester city centre and ten minutes’ walk from Chichester railway station.

B. Kitaj was one of the most significant painters of the post-war period. Often compared to his friend and fellow Royal College student, David Hockney, his work defied the trend in abstract art prevalent in the 1960s and brought him to the forefront of British figurative painting. This exhibition of 50 major paintings, sketches and prints presents an overview of his work from the 1960s to 2007.

Barbara Hepworth will be represented by an exhibition of 30 of her hospital drawings made in the late 1940s. This wonderful exhibition has already been on show at the Hepworth gallery in Wakefield but this move to the South gives others an opportunity to see this moving collection of images. The studies made in the operating theatre itself were suggested by her friend, the surgeon Norman Capener. The drawings demonstrate Hepworth’s consummate skill as a drafts-person and the synergy she felt between her work as a sculptor and the surgeon’s craft.

To join this study visit please email

1 Comment

  1. Charmaine 16 February 2013 at 11:31 am

    I am definitely interested : )


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