Search the Collection

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011), Painter

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Born in London, Hamilton studied at Westminster Technical College, St Martin's School of Art, the Royal Academy Schools and the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1950, he had his first solo show at Gimpel Fils Gallery. One of the first exponents of Pop Art in Britain, Hamilton's collage What is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? (1956) ushered in the artistic era whose inspiration was mass-produced, cheap, expendable popular culture. An artist of international acclaim who worked in a variety of unusual media, Hamilton was a disciple of Marcel Duchamp whose Large Glass he reconstructed in the mid-1960s. A major retrospective of Hamilton's art was held at the Tate Gallery in 1992.

List Thumbnail


Richard Hamilton

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 6 January 1963
NPG P797(17)



by Peter Gidal
16mm silent, black and white film, 1969
NPG 6827


Richard Hamilton

by Richard Hamilton
screen/collotype, 1970
NPG 5278


Richard Hamilton

by David Hockney
etching and aquatint, 1971
NPG 5279


Richard Hamilton

by John Hedgecoe
platinum print, 1972
NPG P159


Richard Hamilton

by Lord Snowdon
bromide fibre print, 6 January 1963
NPG x76733


Richard Hamilton

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1964
NPG x13717


Richard Hamilton

by Tino Tedaldi
C-type colour print, 1980
NPG x128737


Richard Hamilton

by Nicholas Sinclair
gelatin silver print, 1993
NPG x77011


Richard Hamilton

by Carolyn Djanogly
bromide fibre print, 26 November 1996
NPG x125653


Richard Hamilton

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 January 1963
NPG P1950


Richard Hamilton

by Michael Cooper
bromide fibre print, 1966
NPG x128572