Last Works


In the final three years of his long painting career, while suffering from severe macular degeneration, Hamilton created a series of poignant, colorful small-scale paintings that are a testament to his ever-inventive imagination and zest for life. The artist's inner eye, shaped by a lifetime of seeing, and an acknowledgement of the physical limitations of his vision, inform the imagery in these captivating paintings. He painted nearly every day until his death, completing a remarkable body of idiosyncratic work.

Suzette McAvoy
Director, Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Former Chief Curator. Farnsworth Art Museum