George Hitchcock was a painter and illustrator, who married the miniature painter Cecil Jay.
Hitchcock specialised in landscape and figure painting. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New Gallery, Goupil Gallery, Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery and the Society of British Artists, the latter society which elected JW its President in 1886, as well as at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
In 1891 Hitchcock organised an exhibition of his work to be held at the Goupil Gallery and to open on 23 April 1892. However, he eventually abandoned the project with some ill feeling in the face of JW's show, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, which started on 19 March (#05690, #06614, #09677).
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