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Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond (1875-1970)

Biography of the artist Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond (1875-1970)

Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond (1875-1970) was born in 1875 at Arnold in Nottingham. He studied art in evening classes at the local school of art in Nottingham.

Hammond moved to London in 1900, which was followed by meteoric success with numerous commissions.

Hammond exhibited at The Royal Academy as well as at Manchester and Stockport.

From 1924, Hammond showed with the Beaux Arts Gallery in London, The Fine Art Society, Frost & Reed, Goupil and many others. From 1933, he exhibited almost continuously at the Pastel Society.

Hammond visited the USA, painting dynamic interiors of the Dow Chemical Plant in Michigan and travelled throughout Europe and the British Isles.

Augustus John was quoted as saying "That man is the greatest painter in watercolours of our time".

A full biography of Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond, including a catalogue raisonne, was written by Peter Norris in 1994.

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Lot FS19/287: Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond [1875-1970] - Epsom Downs During Derby Week

Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond [1875-1970] - Epsom Downs During Derby Week - signed Knighton Hammond bottom left oil on board 69 x 90cm.

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
Realised: £1,500