Richard Hamilton was born in 1922 in London, he started evening classes in the St Martins School of Art Hamilton while working as an apprentice in a electrical component company, after leaving education previously with no formal education. Hamilton is considered pivotal in the birth and popularisation of the Pop art movement, especially within the UK. Generally, Hamilton uses the medium of collage to portray his ideas and his work is, to summarise, carefully considered, inventive and contains a strong message or messages, which has led to it being hugely influential to artists over the last half a century.
Shown above is Richard Hamilton’s more well known works called ‘Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?’, it is widely acknowledged as the piece that kickstarted the art of British pop art.
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