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Frederick Hammersley sketchbooks, prints, notes, and working materials.

Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009 creator.

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2013.M.33 )()

  • Title:
    Frederick Hammersley sketchbooks, prints, notes, and working materials.
  • Author/Creator: Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009 creator.
  • Creation Date: approximately 1949-2008
  • Biographical/Historical Note: As one of the founding members of hard-edge abstraction, widely considered to be Southern California's first home-grown postwar artistic movement, Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009) was a key figure in the development of modern art in Los Angeles. Though painting is what the artist is best known for and has been exhibited most widely, Hammersley also worked extensively with drawings and lithography.
  • Physical Desc.: 5 boxes (5.5 linear feet).
  • Summary: A set of sketchbooks, notebooks, lithographs, prints, notes, and other working materials by Frederick Hammersley cover almost every period of his career. The sketchbooks, notebooks and paint sample charts, provide meticulous technical details outlining the materials and processes used for nearly every painting Hammersley produced and document the formal experimentation that preceded many of his paintings. An early lithography project from 1949-50 and set of test prints from the Computer Drawings series of 1968-69, as well as his copious notes on potential titles for his paintings, reveal other facets of his methodical serial formal explorations. The collection also includes a small un-streched canvas that is considered Hammersley's first hunch painting.
  • Language: English
  • Notes: Gift of Frederick Hammersley Foundation
  • Form/Genre: Lithographs -- California -- 20th century
    Reproductive prints -- California -- 20th century
    Computer art -- California -- 20th century
    Drawings -- California -- 20th century
    Paintings -- California -- 20th century
    Sketchbooks -- California -- 20th century
    Oil paintings -- California -- 20th century
  • Subjects: Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009 Painting, Abstract -- California
  • ID/Accession Number: 2013.M.33
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 863065910
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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