1922 - 2011 · United Kingdom
Richard Hamilton was a creative artist, who originated from the United Kingdom. Richard Hamilton, born in 1922, died in 2011. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield, Norman Ackroyd, Gillian Ayres and David Hockney.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Richard Hamilton's work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Richard Hamilton's work include Sims Reed Gallery in London, Alan Koppel Gallery in Chicago, as well as Galerie aKonzept in Berlin. Richard Hamilton's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition NEW ORDER: ART, PRODUCT, IMAGE 1976 - 1995 at Sprüth Magers | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 23 July 2019 until 13 September 2019. Richard Hamilton's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; I campi magnetici (03 May 2019 - 16 July 2019) at Giò Marconi in Milan and Narration and Performance (06 December 2019 - 28 February 2020) at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich. Richard Hamilton's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called A Human Condition and took place at Kent Fine Art in New York, the United States from the 11 January 2017 to 30 April 2017.
Richard Hamilton in private collections
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Through colonisation and the consequent rise of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant extent eclipsed by their respective impact on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, fundamentally distinctive of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.
Further Biographical Context for Richard Hamilton
Richard Hamilton was born in 1922 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.