Robert Hamilton ((1917-2004))
The following information was taken from Robert Hamilton’s website (a link to his website can be found under “Resources”):
Born in Seneca Falls, NY, Robert Hamilton attended the Rhode Island School of Design from 1935-1939. After a tour of duty in WWII where he earned a Distinguished Flying Cross piloting P47’s, he returned to RISD where he taught painting and drawing until his retirement 34 years later.
The painter Andrew Wyeth, both friend and neighbor, called him “a real painter.” His sophisticated, yet humorous innovations are like no one else’s- “the nth whoopee of sight,” according to disciple, Richard Merkin, a renowned dandy and illustrator for The New Yorker.
In the coming months, we will post a feature article on Robert Hamilton and his work.