(1847 - 1928)
Born in Oxford, England, Hamilton Hamilton immigrated to the United States with his family. In 1870 he traveled to Europe and then to Paris to study art. He returned home in 1872, although he maintained his career painting in both Europe and the United States. He was especially acclaimed for his landscapes, to which he devoted much attention. He took up painting plein air which was newly in vogue at the time. He worked in France with members of the Barbizon School, and in England, along the Cornish Coast. He also painted in diverse locations in the United States, including the American West. Some of his paintings were selected for entry in the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.
With a studio in New York City, Hamilton was an integral part of the art scene there with friends who included William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer and Thomas Moran. In 1889, he became a full member of the National Academy of Design.