DAILY ART FIX: Richard Hamilton – Father of Pop Art

Art world links which caught my eye…

Richard Hamilton “Just what was it that made today’s homes so different, so appealing?” 1956

While the Postmodern movement of Pop art is considered an American invention, British artist Richard Hamilton was working on the same ideas earlier.

Long before Americans Andy Warhol or James Rosenquist became known for their pop art, Richard Hamilton was shaking up Britain’s art scene, introducing mass production techniques into painting.

After attending various art schools in London, Hamilton launched his career as a pop artistin the early 1950s. He was one of the leading figures in the intellectual and artistic movement called the “Independent Group.” It was the first to deal with phenomena such as advertising, film, and tabloid magazines.

Richard Hamilton “Interior II” 1964

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