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

biography
Portrait of Frederick  Hammersley. .
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
26 Apr - 24 Jun 2017
Gallery exhibition
12 Sep - 18 Oct 2014
Gallery exhibition
17 Jan - 23 Feb 2013
Gallery exhibition
15 Oct - 13 Nov 2004
Gallery exhibition
Selected museum exhibitions
BAMPFA
Berkeley, CA
10 Apr - 23 Jun 2019
Museum exhibition
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM
26 May - 9 Sep 2018
Museum exhibition
LACMA
Los Angeles, CA
21 Dec 2013 - 29 Jun 2014
Museum exhibition
Parrish Art Museum
Southampton, NY
4 Mar - 17 Jun 2012
Museum exhibition
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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