Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton (1917 - 2004)


The Port Clyde Art Gallery is honored to represent the work of the late Robert Hamilton. Hamilton (1917 – 2004) was born in Seneca Falls, NY and entered the Rhode Island School of Design in 1935, earning his degree in 1939. In World War II he served as captain of a P47 bomber and flew 100 mission, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1948, Hamilton returned to RSD to teach painting and drawing. He taught there for 34 years.

Designated a “Maine Master” by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Hamilton produced well over 600 paintings during his lifetime. His distinguished career included numerous exhibitions and inclusion in private, university and museum collection.

Hamilton’s friend and neighbor, Andrew Wyeth, labeled him a “real painter.” His sophisticated, humorous and innovative style was like no other. Hamilton’s many devoted followers are convinced that it is only a matter of time before he is recognized as one of America’s truly important painters.