Introduction
Richard William Hamilton CH (24 February 1922 – 13 September 2011) was an English painter and collage artist. His 1955 exhibition Man, Machine and Motion (Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne) and his 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?, produced for the This Is Tomorrow exhibition of the Independent Group in London, are considered by critics and historians to be among the earliest works of pop art. A major retrospective of his work was at Tate Modern until May 2014.
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Introduction
Perhaps best-known for his 1956 collage 'Just What Is It that Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?', often referred to as the first example of Pop art. Hamilton also acted as curator of a major retrospective of Marcel Duchamp's work at the Tate Gallery in 1966, and edited a typographic version of that artist's "Green Box." He worked in a wide variety of media and designed the cover of The Beatles' "white" album, released in 1968.
Nationalities
British, English
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Curator, Etcher, Designer, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Richard Hamilton, Richard William Hamilton
Ulan
500126033
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