Richard Hamilton



Richard Hamilton




1922Born in London, UK

1934evening classes in art at local LCC adult education centres in Pimlico and Southwark, though under age, with the generous encouragement of the teacher Mr. Smith, London, UK

1936evening classes in art at Westminter School of Art, Vincent Square and St Martins's School of Art, London, UK

1938started studying painting at the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK

1948 - 1951continued studying at the Royal Academy Schools and the Slade School of Art, London, UK

1952Instructor, Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, UK
Founded the Independent Group with Paolozzi

1953 - 1966Lecturer, Fine Art Department, King' s College, University of Durham (later University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

1957 - 1961Instructor of Interior Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK

1962Interviewed Marcel Duchamp for BBC TV, Monitor programme
First showed Pop paintings, with Hockney, Kitaj and Peter Blake

1966Finished reconstruction of the Large Glass and presented it with all the studies in the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

1991Delivered the William Townsend Memorial Lecture on The Hard Copy Problem at University College, London, UK

2011Died in Oxfordshire, UK



2008Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican, London, UK
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2007Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Sorlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway

2006Kunst Meran, Meran, Italy

2005Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2005Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2004Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Cincinnati Contempoerary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

2003MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

2002Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
The British Museum, London, UK
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2001Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

1992Waddington Graphics, London, UK

1990Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy

1989Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

1986National Gallery of Canada, Toronto, Canada
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1985Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1984National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

1983Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1982 - 1984Waddington Graphics, London, UK

1978The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1977The Tate Gallery, London, UK

1974Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Scotland

1972Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

1971Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY

1970The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

1950Gimpel Fils, London, UK



1970Recipient, Talens Prize International

1969Recipient, joint first prize (with Mary Martin) in John Moores exhibition, Liverpool, UK

1960Recipient, William and Noma Copley Award



Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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