Drawings

drawings

Hamilton loved to draw and did so throughout his career, particularly while a new studio was being built after a devastating fire in 1996 that also destroyed much of his work. He made hundreds of drawings that reveal not only his extraordinary draftsmanship but an accomplished sense of design and a delightful sense of humor. He included himself as a subject in many of them, with a horn or a helmet, in the midst of musicians and acrobats.