About the Author
Richard Hamilton was born in London in 1922. He studied painting and technical drawing at art schools in Londa throughout the 30s and 40s, and had his first one-man exhibition at Gimpel Fils in 1950. A founding member of the Independent Group, he organized numerous exhibitions and collaborated with such artists as Marcel Duchamp and Dieter Roth. A first, small retrospective of Hamilton’s oeuvre was held in 1974 at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; a more comprehensive one was mounted in 1979 at the Tate Gallery.