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Finding aid for the Frederick Hammersley sketchbooks, prints, notes, and working materials, 1948-1980
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Box 1-2

Sketchbooks, circa 1959-1980

Scope and Content Note

Twelve sketchbooks containing preparatory sketches and paintings, often thumbnail size, with detailed lists of pigments and mixing instructions. Note that some are labeled "painting notebook" and others "notebook," but the kind of work they contain is consistent. One book is unnumbered and undated, with the word "windfall" on the recto and "no is yes" on the verso.
Box 2, Folder 6

Titles, undated

Scope and Content Note

Thick file of paper with possible titles for artworks listed in the artist's tiny handwriting, often accompanied by thumbnail drawings.
Box 3

Lithographs, 1948-1950

Scope and Content Note

A series of circa 100 lithographs, typically 4" x 4", and arranged by the artist in groupings numbered 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40. At the end of the sequence are several lithographs labeled "seconds" and then detailed notes covering numerous pages in the artist's handwriting.
Box 4

Hunch painting, September 15, 1950

Scope and Content Note

A small unstretched canvas that is considered Hammersley's first hunch painting.
Box 5

Computer drawings, 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Circa 200 test print computer drawings, comprised of complex symbol patterns printed on computer paper.
Box 6

Paint sample charts, 1979, undated

Scope and Content Note

Sixty-five color charts painted on 8" x 10" paper, with captions in the artist's hand detailing pigment mixtures.
Box 7

Hand made box, circa 1948

Scope and Content Note

Box made by the artist to house his lithography project, which is now housed separately in Box 3.