Richard Hamilton

1922 - 2011

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Richard William Hamilton (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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Hamilton has received more than 47,888 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Hamilton is the 493rd most popular painter (down from 371st in 2019), the 995th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 842nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Painter.

Richard Hamilton is most famous for his 1956 collage The Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?

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Among painters, Richard Hamilton ranks 493 out of 2,023Before him are Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Eugène Atget, Paloma Picasso, Roelant Savery, Moïse Kisling, and Tsuguharu Foujita. After him are Philips Wouwerman, Jacopo Amigoni, Guo Xi, Maria Prymachenko, Hubert Robert, and Wilhelm Busch.

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Among people born in 1922, Richard Hamilton ranks 75Before him are Toots Thielemans, Carlo M. Cipolla, Charles Mingus, Arthur Penn, Denholm Elliott, and Karl-Otto Apel. After him are Yuri Lotman, María Casares, Micheline Presle, Annemarie Schimmel, Luis Echeverría, and Elmer Bernstein. Among people deceased in 2011, Richard Hamilton ranks 65Before him are Madame Nhu, Dev Anand, Roberts Blossom, Bubba Smith, Walter Bonatti, and Daniel Bell. After him are Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Cliff Robertson, Itamar Franco, Yelena Bonner, Johannes Heesters, and Ferenc Mádl.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Hamilton ranks 995 out of 8,785Before him are John Dunstaple (1390), Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517), Mary Somerville (1780), Mark Strong (1963), Damon Hill (1960), and Naomi Campbell (1970). After him are Ewan McGregor (1971), Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670), Mary Ann Nichols (1845), Lee Child (1954), Antony Flew (1923), and Alexander III of Scotland (1241).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Richard Hamilton ranks 12Before him are Joshua Reynolds (1723), Louis Wain (1860), William Holman Hunt (1827), Leonora Carrington (1917), Thomas Cole (1801), and Thomas Lawrence (1769). After him are Edmund Leighton (1852), John Tenniel (1820), Frederic Leighton (1830), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), John William Godward (1861), and Evelyn De Morgan (1855).