1970s Frank M. Hamilton "The Changing Season" Framed Print ~ Excellent Condition.
This is a wonderful, vintage art print, created by Frank M. Hamilton and framed in its original rustic, dark wood frame.
The frame measures 22.5" wide x 18.5" high and the print view measures 14.5" wide x 11.5" high. It is matted in steel gray linen and is perfect for any rustic decor.
The print has not been examined out of its frame but appears to be in excellent condition and without damage.
We also have a complementary Frank M. Hamilton, "Late October," framed print available in our shop (if not already sold). It was purchased from the same estate.
We have extracted the following biographical information about Frank M. Hamilton from Chris McCann's book, "Master Pieces: The Art History of Jigsaw Puzzles." Much of Frank Hamilton's artwork was used for puzzles due to its serene, rustic beauty.
"Frank M. Hamilton was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1930, and traveled extensively in search of new and unusual ideas for his paintings.
Although his subjects were generally studies of rural life in America, reminiscences of the past, relics of civilization that have remained unchanged for a century or more, he also painted Hawaii, the Orient, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bahamas as well as American Indian life.
Architecture is often dominant in a Hamilton watercolor, reflecting his educational background. Cautioned that the life of an artist was often precarious, Frank was persuaded to study building design. After spending two years at Stanford University, he finally received his degree in architecture from Kansas University in 1954. Shortly thereafter he received his license to practice architecture in the state of Kansas. Then followed two years of commissioned service in the US Army, during which he continued his artistic studies. After service in the army, he returned to architecture, but soon thereafter made painting his full-time profession, something he had considered ever since he had produced his first serious drawing at age fifteen.
Hamilton became one of the country's more successful artists. Although he is primarily self-taught, he did study for a time with the American watercolorist Eliot O'Hara. Hamilton developed a meticulously detailed style but with a visionary quality that took his work out of the school of photographic realism. He was influenced by several prominent artists, predominantly Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth.
His paintings, in both oil and watercolor, show an affinity for the soul of America. The subjects he chose, always thoughtfully selected, tell a story, or perhaps bring back a memory, yet are always exquisitely drafted. His paintings and printed works have been collected widely. Hamilton was listed in Who's Who in American Art in 1978."
Mr. Hamilton passed away in 1999. His artwork will be admired by generations to come.