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Hamilton, Richard

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00083201
Hamilton, Richard

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 24 February 1922, in London, England; died 13 September 2011, in Oxford, England.

Painter, collage artist, draughtsman, engraver.

Pop Art.

Independent Group.

Richard Hamilton began his artistic training as a student at Westminster Technical College, followed by St Martin’s School of Art in 1936, the Royal Academy (1938–1940), and finally the Slade School in London (1948–1951). He was a draughtsman in a factory from 1940 to 1946, a lecturer at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1952 to 1966, and a professor in design first at the Royal College of Art (1967–1961) and then at the University of Durham (1956–1958), where he taught with Victor Pasmore. In 1952, he was a member of the Independent Group, which included Eduardo Paolozzi and Reyner Banham, amongst others. In 1966 he organised the Marcel Duchamp retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London. In 1982, his ...

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Subjects: Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; 20th-Century Art

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