A set of sketchbooks, notebooks, lithographs, notes, and working materials by California hard-edge abstract painter, Frederick
One of the founding members of hard-edge abstraction, Frederick Hammersley was born in !919 in Salt Lake City and moved with
his family to Idaho and San Francisco. He studied art at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles from 1940-42, and from
1946-47, serving from 1942-45 as an army sargeant in World War II, stationed in Paris. From 1945-46 he studied at the Ecole
des Beaux Arts. After completing his degree at Chouinard, Hammersley continued his studies at Jepson Art Institute from 1947-50.
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