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Tom Hamil
Nocturnal Train In The City Abstract Expressionism

1980s

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Bright, small abstract expressionist painting of train and town at night by Tom Hamil (American, b. 1928). Signed upper left corner "Hamil". Condition: Excellent. Presented in rustic wooden shadow box frame. Image size: 8"H x 6"W. Tom Hamil, was born in New York in 1928 and raised primarily in California. After attending the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, he returned to California to begin his formal art training at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco (now known as the San Francisco Art Institute). He completed his education at the University of Washington with a Master’s Degrees and Doctorate in Fine Arts and Education. His first solo exhibition was held in 1956. Since then, he has participated in numerous one man shows, group shows, and has been represented in galleries in the US and Mexico. In addition to his painting, Hamil has authored and illustrated a number of books. While at the Naval Academy, he received recognition for his paintings, drawings, and illustrations. Listed among Hamil’s many awards and honors are a Ford Foundation Fellowship and an Award of Excellence from the American Graphics Society. Currently, he lives in Zirahuen, Michoacan, Mexico and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Hamil’s statement: “I am a man who paints. Colors are the notes with which I play my music—honky tonk, jazz, blues, classical—expressing the rituals, funerals, fiestas, carnivals—in this, the circus of my life, I do not paint what I see, merely, I paint what I am.”

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Tom Hamil

Tom Hamil was born in New York in 1928 and raised primarily in California. After attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, he returned to California to begin his formal art training at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco (now known as the San Francisco Art Institute). He completed his education at the University of Washington with a master’s degree and doctorate in fine arts and education. Hamil’s first solo exhibition was held in 1956. Since then, he has participated in numerous one-man shows, group shows and has been represented in galleries in the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to his painting, Hamil has authored and illustrated several books. While at the U.S. Naval Academy, he received recognition for his paintings, drawings and illustrations. Listed among Hamil’s many awards and honors are a Ford Foundation Fellowship and an Award of Excellence from the American Graphics Society. Currently, he lives in Zirahuén, Michoacán, Mexico and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. (Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)
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