Stephen Hamilton - Painter

(1909 - 1993)

Stephen Hamilton was born in 1909. Hamilton spent much of his life in Amherst, Massachusetts where he served as director of the Amherst Boys and Girls Club from 1945-1982 as well as on the town’s Planning Board. Hamilton, who lived in Amherst with his wife Genevieve, was a founder of Leverett Craftsmen and Artists, Inc. where his works are still on display. He was a teacher and head of the Art Department at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Hamilton painted murals for the Massachusetts Building at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts where he also served as Display Director. His work was exhibited locally and at the Commerford Gallery and Columbia University, both in New York City; Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada; Watercolor U.S.A. in Springfield, Missouri; and the Academic Artists Asssociation in Springfield. His works were also shown at The Alpine Galleries in London in 1947. Queen Mary attended the exhibition opening.

Hamilton was a director of the Mohawk Trail Concert Association, and a President of the Academic Artists Association, the Amherst Art Center, the Hampshire Weavers Association, and the Deerfield Valley Art Association. He also directed the New England Grenfell Association, and was a director of the New England Weavers Seminar. Hamilton died on Sunday, November 28, 1993.

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