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HAMILTON, Hamilton, artist, born in England, 1 April, 1847. He was brought by his parents to Cowlesville, New York, in childhood, and is practically self-taught in art, beginning his career as a portrait painter in 1872 at Buffalo. He visited the Rocky mountains in 1875, passed a year in France in 1878-'9, and settled in New York in 1881. He was elected an associate of the National academy in 1886, and is a member of the American watercolor society and the New York etching club. Mr. Hamilton is distinguished in landscape and genre, both in oil and watercolors, and also as an etcher. Among his chief works are "The Sisters" (1882); "Little Sunbeam"; and "The Messenger " (1886).
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