10 Facts about Richard Hamilton

Post On: May 15, 2017

Facts about Richard Hamilton will tell the readers about an English painter and collage artist. He was born on February 24th, 1922 and died on September 13th, 2011. His full name is Richard William Hamilton. The earliest work of pop art was represented by the famous work of Hamilton in his Man, Machine and Motion exhibition in 1955. You will be informed with more interesting facts about Hamilton below:

Facts about Richard Hamilton 1: the birthplace of Hamilton

The birthplace of Hamilton was located in Pimlico, London. He was accepted as an apprentice in an electrical components firm even though he did not have any formal qualification.

Facts about Richard Hamilton 2: education

He was enrolled at Saint Martin’s School of Art for the evening classes after he realized that he was interested with painting and had the ability to do draughtsmanship. Then he attended Royal Academy Schools. He had to do National Service after being expelled from the academy.

Facts about Richard Hamilton

Facts about Richard Hamilton

Facts about Richard Hamilton 3: Slade School of Art

He became a student at Slade School of Art in London for two years. ICA allowed him to exhibit his work there.

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Facts about Richard Hamilton 4: Central School of Art and Design

Hamilton also had an occupation in Central School of Art and Design as a teacher. He also created leaflets and posters.

Richard Hamilton Cover

Richard Hamilton Cover

Facts about Richard Hamilton 5: the early work of Hamilton

The early work of Hamilton is mostly affected by On Growth and Form text of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson published in 1917.


Facts about Richard Hamilton 6: at ICA

The installation and design for the exhibition of ICA were at the hand of Hamilton. He also earned a teaching post in Newcastle upon Tyne from Victor Pasmore.

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Facts about Richard Hamilton 7: the students of Newcastle

Nicholas de Ville, Bryan Ferry, Mark Lancaster, Rita Donagh and Tim Head were some prominent students of Hamilton.

Facts about Richard Hamilton 8: homage to Duchamp

He paid homage to Duchamp during his painting exhibition at Hanover Gallery in 1955.

Richard Hamilton Facts

Richard Hamilton Facts

Facts about Richard Hamilton 9: Man Machine Motion

He held the next exhibition in Newcastle at Hatton Gallery under the title Man Machine Motion in 1955.

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Facts about Richard Hamilton 10: death

On September 13th, 2011, Hamilton passed away. He was 89 years old. Due to his death, he cannot finish Le chef d’oeuvre inconnu.

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