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Richard Hamilton Prints for Sale

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) works are considered by critics and historians to be among the earliest works of British pop art. Hamilton was born in London and despite having left school with no formal qualifications he managed to gain employment as an apprentice working at an electrical components firm, where he discovered an ability for draughtsmanship and began to do painting at evening classes at Saint Martin's School of Art. This led to his entry into the Royal Academy Schools but was later expelled on grounds of 'not profiting from the instruction'. His work '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 the success of 'This Is Tomorrow' secured Hamilton further teaching assignments in particular at the Royal College of Art from 1957 to 1961, where he promoted David Hockney and Peter Blake. Richard Hamilton's activity was concentrated largely on investigations of printmaking processes, often in unusual and complex combinations
Richard Hamilton