Death of Frederick Hammersley

January 5, 1919 - May 31, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico | Age 90

Abstract painter dies at 90
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Abstract painter Frederick Hammersley, one of the Los Angeles "Abstract Classicists," died May 31 in Albuquerque, his sister said. He was 90.

The work of Hammersley and three other painters called the Abstract Classicists gained fame through a 1959 exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The geometric abstract paintings, described at the time as hard-edged, also appeared at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of...

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