Hardback152 PagesSize: 280 x 244 x 18 mm
ISBN: 9781848220423Publication: November 2, 2009

Donald Hamilton Fraser: A Retrospective

Metamorphosis Not Metaphor

Clare Clinton, foreword by Peter Blake, and contributions by Brendan Neiland and Annela Twitchin


  • The first book to survey the work of Donald Hamilton Fraser RA, a highly respected and accessible British artist
  • Includes a new interview with the artist
  • Celebrates 30 years of printmaking with CCA Galleries

Donald Hamilton Fraser RA studied at St Martin's School of Art, London from 1949 to 1952, and gained a French Government Scholarship to Paris in 1953 where he lived and worked for two years. In 1957, he became Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, where he remained until 1983. He has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe, the United States and Japan. Much of his recent work is commission-based for corporate collections throughout Europe.

This book is the first to look at the range of Hamilton Fraser's work as an artist, both in painting and in printmaking. It examines his early abstract works, the landscapes for which he is best known, as well as his depictions of figures (dancers and skiers), and includes a new interview with the artist illuminating the progression of his career, the influences on his art, and his methods of working.

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