Frederick Hammersley
Selected works
1940 - 1949
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Army issue, 1943<br>
pencil <br>
8 x 6 3/8 in. (20.3 x  16.2 cm)<br>
Private collection, Nevada
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Lala (nude), 1946<br>
oil on cotton<br>
24 x 20 in. (60.9 x 50.8 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Red, yellow, black, white, 1947<br>
oil on cotton<br>
24 x 19 5/8 in. (60.9 x 49.8 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Red, yellow, black & white, 1948<br>
oil on panel
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Seated nude, 1949<br>
pencil <br>
22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
1950 - 1959
Frederick Hammersley<br>
By ear, 1950<br>
colored pencil<br>
5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Self portrait, 1950<br>
oil on CB panel<br>
23 x 18 in. (58.4 x 45.7 cm) framed<br>
Collection of the Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Ah youth, 1951<br>
pencil<br>
7 x 4 1/2 in. (17.8 x 11.4 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Self portrait, 1956<br>
ink<br>
24 x 18 in. (60.9 x 45.7 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Yellow place, #5 1957<br>
oil on linen<br>
38 x 26 in (96.5 x 66 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Shape scape, 1958<br>
oil on linen<br>
38 x 53 in. (96.5 x 134.6 cm)<br>
Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Up with in, 1958<br>
oil on linen<br>
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Like unlike, 1959<br>
oil on linen<br>
49 x 40 in. (124.5 x 101.6 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
One & one 1/2, 1959<br>
oil on linen<br>
36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 60.9 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Same difference, 1959<br>
oil on linen<br>
24 x 22 in. (61 x 55.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Half whole, 1959<br>
oil on linen<br>
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
1960 - 1969
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Home run, #2 1967<br>
oil on linen<br>
42 x 42 in. (106.68 x 106.68 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Same changed, 1960<br>
oil on linen<br>
30 x 21 in. (76.2 x 53.3 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
On in, #6 1961<br>
oil on linen<br>
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Even, 1962<br>
oil on linen<br>
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Pulse, 1963<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
22 x 40 in (55.9 x 101.6 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Angel portrait, 1963<br>
oil on cotton<br>
24 x 32 in. (60.9 x 81.3 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Familiar, 1963<br>
oil on panel<br>
17 x 22 in (43.2 x 55.9 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Source, 1963<br>
oil on cotton<br>
47 x 45 in. (119.4 x 114.3 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Black & blue, 1964<br>
collage<br>
31 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (80 x 64.8 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Windfall, #21 1964<br>
oil on linen<br>
22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Before + after, #2 1964<br>
oil on chipboard panel<br>
26 x 30 in. (66 x 76.2 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Alice, #4c 1965<br>
oil on chipboard panel<br>
23 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (59.1 x 47 cm)<br>
28 3/4 x 24 x 1 1/4 in. (73 x 61 x 3.2 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Agnes, #9c 1965<br>
oil on chipboard panel<br>
23 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (60 x 47.6 cm)<br>
29 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (74.3 x 61.6 x 3.2 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Legacy, #41 1964<br>
oil on canvas panel<br>
50 x 31 in (127 x 78.7 cm) <br>
51 x 31 7/8 in (129.5 x 81 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Inside out, 1965<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
44 x 44 in. (111.7 x 111.7 cm)<br> 
Private collection, Mount San Antonio College, CA
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Understood, 1965<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
51 x 31 in. (129.5 x 78.7 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Sanforized, 1967<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
42 x 42 in. (106.68 x 106.68 cm)<br>
43 x 43 in. (109.2 x 109.2 cm)<br>
Private collection
1970 - 1979
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Power steering, 1978<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)<br>
46 x 46 in. (116.8 x 116.8 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Mutual fund, 1972<br>  
oil on linen<br>  
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Dutch treat, 1973<br>  
oil on cotton<br>  
22 x 22 in. (55.9 x 55.9 cm)<br>
Collection of the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Like is not, 1973<br>  
oil on linen<br>  
10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)<br>  
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (29.8 x 29.8 cm) framed<br>  
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Conjugate, 1973 - 74<br>  
oil on linen<br>  
19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)<br>   
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Separate checks, 1974<br>  
pencil on paper<br>  
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>   
For awhile, 1974<br>
oil on linen<br>
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)<br>
Collection of Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Frederick Hammersley<br>    
Reflect upon, 1975<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
32 x 32 in. (81.3 x 81.3 cm)<br> 
33 x 33 in. (83.8 x 83.8 cm) framed<br> 
Collection of McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Because & effect, 1975<br>
oil on linen<br>
36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Yogurt, 1976 - 77<br>
oil on linen<br>
6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm)<br>
Private collection, Del Mar, California
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Equal odds, 1977<br>
oil on linen<br>
26 x 26 in. (66 x 66 cm)<br>
27 3/4 x 27 7/8 in. (70.5 x 70.8 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
In two, 1977<br>
oil on linen<br>
32 x 32 in. (81.3 x 81.3 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Pact, #4 1978<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Photo finish, 1978<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)<br> 
Collection of Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Sacred & pro fame, 1978<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)<br> 
Collection of the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Devoted two, 1979<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Need less to say, 1979<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)<br> 
Collection of Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1980 - 1989
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Buy itself, 1980<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
I agree, 1980<br> 
oil on linen<br> 
40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm)<br> 
framed: 40 7/8 x 40 3/4 in (103.8 x 103.5 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>  
Cross reference, 1980<br>
oil on linen<br>
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)<br>
46 x 46 in. (116.8 x 116.8 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Fox trot, 1980<br>
oil on linen<br>
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
We've met, 1984<br>
oil on three-ply wood<br>
9 x 11 in. (22.8 x 27.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
See scape, 1984<br>
oil on wood<br>
10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm)<br>
Private collection, Marina del Rey, California
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Second shift, 1985 <br>
oil on wood <br>
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm)<br>
14 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (37.1 x 32.1 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Compound interest, 1985<br> 
oil on birch<br> 
8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Different drummer, 1987<br> 
oil on linen on 3 ply birch<br> 
11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Insist upon, 1987<br> 
oil on hardwood<br> 
8 x 6 1/2 in. (20.3 x 16.5 cm)<br>
11 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (28.3 x 24.1 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Breed apart, 1988<br> 
oil on birch <br> 
13 x 9 7/8 in. (33 x 25.1 cm) <br> 
16 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. (42.9 x 34.9 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br> 
Team work, 1988<br>
oil on linen on wood<br>
9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (24.1 x 31.75 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
New member, 1989<br>
oil on rag paper on linen on wood<br>
11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm)<br>
14 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (36.2 x 29.8 cm) framed
1990 - 1999
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Hot cross, #5 1994<br>
oil on linen<br>
24 x 24 in. (60.9 x 60.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Meeting of kinds, 1990<br>
oil on paper on linen<br>
9 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (23.7 x 31.3 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Go between, 1990<br>
oil & cotton on wood<br>
9 1/2 x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm)<br>
Private collection, Santa Monica, California
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Private income, 1991<br>
oil on linen<br>
10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (26.4 x 20 cm)<br>
14 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (36.83 x 31.11 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Group insurance, 1991<br>
oil on linen<br>
14 x 13 in. (35.6 x 33 cm)<br>
18 1/4 x 15 1/2 in. (46.4 x 39.4 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Take sides, 1993<br>
oil on linen<br>
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Double feature, #3 1994<br>
oil on linen<br>
20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Self centered, 1994<br>
oil on linen<br>
20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Comes out eden #8, 1994<br>
oil on linen<br>
12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.5 x 24.1 cm)<br>
16 1/2 x 14 in. (41.9 x 35.6 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Cash crop, 1992<br>
oil on linen<br>
14 x 10 in. (35.5 x 25.4 cm)<br>
16 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (42.9 x 32.7 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Out of the blue, #7 1994<br>
oil on linen<br>
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Faith, hope, & clarity, 1994<br>
oil on linen<br>
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Deja view, 1996<br>
oil on linen<br>
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Pleasant tense, 1996<br>
oil on linen<br>
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (31.8 x 24.1 cm)
2000 - 2009
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Option open, 2000<br>
oil on linen<br>
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 cm)<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Knew to me, 2000<br>
oil on linen<br>
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm)<br>
15 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (40 x 34.9 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
On time, 2001<br>
oil on linen<br>
14 x 12 in. (35.5 x 30.5 cm)<br>
18 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (47.6 x 42.5 x 4.4 cm) framed
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Savings & loan, #1 2001<br>
oil on linen<br>
14 x 12 in. (35.5 x 30.5 cm)<br>
18 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (47.6 x 42.5 cm) framed<br>
Private collection
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Even steven, 2000 - 2002<br>
oil on linen<br>
11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)<br>
Private collection, Aspen, Colorado
Frederick Hammersley<br>
Goal rush, 1997 - 2002<br>
oil on linen<br>
8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (21.6 x 19 cm)<br>
Private collection, Los Angeles, California
Bio

1919 Born, Salt Lake City, UT
2009 Died, Albuquerque, NM

Education:
1936 - 1938 University of Idaho, Southern Branch, Pocatello
1940 - 1942 Chouinard Art School, Los Angeles, CA
1945 Ecole des Beaux Art, Paris, France
1946 - 1947 Chouinard Art School, Los Angeles, CA
1947 - 1950 Jepson Art School, Los Angeles, CA

selected biography

Current exhibitions
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
22 Mar 2012 - 12 May 2012
Selected museum exhibitions
Pomona College Museum of Art
Pomona, CA
21 Jan 2014 - 13 Apr 2014
LACMA
Los Angeles, CA
21 Dec 2013 - 29 Jun 2014
Parrish Art Museum
Southampton, NY
4 Mar 2012 - 17 Jun 2012
The San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA
26 Nov 2011 - 19 Feb 2012
Publications
Catalog
Foreword by Elizabeth East
Texts by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp and Kathleen Shields
74 pages
Catalog
2014
40 pages
Softcover
Catalog
2013
48 pages
Softcover
Catalog
Frederick Hammersley
L.A. Louver
2012
Hardback
Selected articles
Pagel, David. "Art review: Frederick Hammersley at L.A. Louver"
Los Angeles Times. 30 March 2012.
full article, PDF | latimesblogs.latimes.com

Smith, Roberta. "Frederick Hammersley: 'Organic and Geometric'."
New York Times. 15 September 2011.
full article, PDF | www.nytimes.com

Morgan, Robert C. "Frederick Hammersley:
The Origins of Pictorial Space"
The Brooklyn Rail, October 2011.
full article, PDF | brooklynrail.org

Carlisle, Susanna. "Frederick Hammersley: Drawing Closer"
THE Magazine. 2008.
full article, PDF

Kuspit, Donald. "Reviews: Frederick Hammersley"
ArtForum. April 2007, p. 274.
full article, PDF

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "His Speciality: One-Liners"
L.A. Times Calendar.
22 August 1999.
full article, PDF
Frederick Hammersley Foundation website
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