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Frank Hamilton

Biography to Display: 

1925 Born Virginia

2015 Died San Francisco, California

EDUCATION

1948 Political Science, Stanford, Palo Alta, California

1948 Independent Art Study, Paris, France

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1940s Stateside Navy Flight Instructor and Torpedo Bomber Pilot, Composite Squadron 21 (WWII)

1950s Teacher, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

 

Frank Hamilton was a ceramist before becoming primarily an abstract expressionist painter in the 1960s. There is virtually no documentation of his early career as a ceramist.

He painted flat, two-dimensional canvases with bright acrylic paints. His paintings are often compared to Miro and Kandinsky. 

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Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Hamlin, Jesse. "Frank O. Hamilton, San Francisco painter, dies at 92." SF Gate Online, Nov. 17, 2015.

 

 

Typical Marks
1950-1960
1958
Covered Jar
Date: 1950-1960
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Covered Jar
Date: 1958
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 30, 2019. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/hamilton