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George Heard Hamilton, American curator. Trustee Museum Modern Art; vice president, trustee Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut, 1970-1982; vice chairman, trustee Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, 1971-1975. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member College Art Association American (president 1966-1968), International Association Art Critics (president American section 1967-1969).

Background

Hamilton, George Heard was born on June 23, 1910 in Pittsburgh. Son of Frank Arthur and Georgia (Heard) Hamilton.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1932. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1942.

Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1971. Doctor of Letters, Williams College, 1977.

Career

Research associate, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1934-1936;instructor history art, Yale University, 1936-1943;assistant professor, Yale University, 1943-1947;associate professor, Yale University, 1947-1956;professor, Yale University, 1956-1966;curator modern art, University Art Gallery, 1940-1966;Robert Sterling Clark professor art, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1963-1964;professor art, Williams College, 1966-1975;professor emeritus, Williams College, since 1975;visiting professor, Williams College, 1976-1985;director, Sterling and Francine Clark The Art Institute of Chicago, Williamstown, 1966-1977;director emeritus, Sterling and Francine Clark The Art Institute of Chicago, since 1977. Slade Professor fine arts Cambridge U., 1971-1972. Kress professor in residenceNat.

Gallery Art, Washington, 1978-1979.

Works

Membership

Trustee Museum Modern Art. Vice president, trustee Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut, 1970-1982. Vice chairman, trustee Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, 1971-1975.

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member College Art Association American (president 1966-1968), International Association Art Critics (president American section 1967-1969).

Connections

Married Polly Wiggin, October 20, 1945. Children: Richard, Jennet.

father:
Frank Arthur Hamilton

mother:
Georgia (Heard) Hamilton

spouse:
Polly Wiggin

child:
Richard Hamilton

child:
Jennet Hamilton