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Frederick Hammersley sketchbooks, prints, notes, and working materials, 1948-1980

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Finding aid for the Frederick Hammersley sketchbooks, prints, notes, and working materials, 1948-1980

Scope and Content of Collection

Hammerley's hard-edge aesthetic and precise working method appear in a range of media, including notes and lists, sketches in pencil or paint, lithographs, and computer prints. 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-stretched canvas that is considered Hammersley's first hunch painting.

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Arranged by type of material in rough chronological order.




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