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Pair of Fall Scenes

Paul Hammersmith

unstretched and unframed

American 1857-1937

   Hammersmith was a self taught regional painter, printmaker, watchmaker and photographer.  Originally from Naperville, Illinois,  Hammersmith established himself in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

   A Member of the Milwaukee Art Society, the California Society of Etchers, the Society of Etchers in San Fransico and the Chicago Society of Etchers.

   During his life, he exhibited at the St. Paul Institute (1916, 1918), winning medals at both showss.  Following success in the arts, Hammersmith began to travel in 1917 going to New Orleans, Amsterdam, Cuba, Boston and Cape Cod.

   His works are held in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Institute in Milwaukee, the New York Public Library, the Newark Public Library and the San Fransico Museum of Fine Arts.  He is noted for his etchings and photographs of New Orleans.

   He is listed in New Orleans Artists, Who Was Who in American Art, Fielding's, Who is Who-1938 and Art Price.  In 1937 the Charles Allis Art Museum in Wisconsin published a catalogue entitled, Exhibition Commemorating Paul Hammersmith 1857-1937.  Many of his engravings are shown on the web at paul-hammersmith.org.

   Purchased directly from the artist by the previous owner, these are sold as an UNFRAMED  pair, since only one is signed.

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