Theme/Style California Modernism, figurative art, landscapes
Media Oils, murals
Artistic Focus A prolific painter and muralist, Edith Hamlin often punctuated her work with abstract shapes and dramatic shadows, a simplification of form and flattening of surface she first learned as a muralist. Born in Oakland, Hamlin studied at the California School of Fine Arts, and at Teacher’s College of Columbia University. While living in Arizona, and at a summer home in Utah, Hamlin painted many landscapes notable more for their evocation of mood than their reflection of actual topography.
• Her work was featured in buildings throughout
America, including Coit Tower and the Standard Oil Building in San Francisco,
the main Amtrak office in Chicago, the Santa Fe Railroad Station in Los
Angeles, the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, and the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne,
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