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Beautiful open edition print by local artist and academic John Hewitt. This black and white giclée illustration is a sophisticated portrait of Manchester’s iconic Odeon cinema on Oxford Road. This gorgeous sketch shows the artist’s drawing talents, and would be a great addition to your wall art collection.

 

“The Odeon, Oxford Street. The Paramount Theatre on Manchester’s Oxford Road opened in 1930, with seating for nearly 3000 people. Its baroque interior had a single screen, an organ, an orchestra pit and a stage for live performances. It became an Odeon in 1940. It was divided into a two-screen cinema in 1973, and further subdivided into seven screens by 1992. It closed as a cinema in 2004. It failed to get listed building status and was demolished in 2017. Its 20-pipe Wurlitzer Publix One organ is the only one of its kind in Britain and plays on, fully restored, in Stockport’s Town Hall.” John Hewitt

 

John Hewitt makes daily drawings in pen and ink. Many of these are based on subjects encountered on a regular walking route from Manchester Victoria to All Saints.Several of his artworks are housed in major collections. These include the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery, the British Council and the Government Art Collection. Twenty-four of his drawings are on permanent display at the Museum of London. He has produced reportage drawings for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Time Out, The NME and The New Statesman.John completed a doctorate on drawing and memory in 2008. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and is a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art. In 2016 he won the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

 

Printed to order on archival quality 300gsm rag paper, and dispatched within 4 working days (free shipping available within the UK).

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