Richard William Hamilton was a British painter and collage artist of the 20th Century. He is one of the most recognized Pop Art painter.
Hamilton was born in Pimlico (London), on February in 1922. Despite having left school with no formal qualifications, he managed to gain employment, where he discovered his ability for draughtsmanship. He starts studying in the Royal Academy but he was expelled later, so he needs to study in other schools.
In 1952 he starts teaching industrial design and typography and founds the ICA of London. In 1956 he organizes an exposition in the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Here, he shows his famous collage: "What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing? "
Other important work of this artist is The White Album, designed for Beatles.
In 2007 he obtains the Max Beckmann Prize. One year later, he gets the Praemium Imperiale.