Richard Hamilton was born in 1922 in London. He studied evening classes at St Martin's School of Art, before going on to study painting at the Royal Academy of Arts, and the Slade School of Arts, and in 1957 lecturing at the Royal College of Art.
Hamilton's collage of 1956 entitled Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? is widely acknowledged as one of the first pieces of ‘Pop Art' and his written definition of what ‘pop' is laid the ground for the whole international movement. Since then his work, both in painting and printmaking, has consistently challenged and broken boundaries and he is considered to be one of the most important artists or the twentieth century. He has had exhibitions in and his work is held by almost every major museum in the world.
Hamilton died in 2011 leaving an unsurpassed contribution to the field of contemporary art.
The Alan Cristea Gallery is the distributor of original prints from the Richard Hamilton Estate.
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