Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal

Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal

Abstract Painter
Born Oct 13, 1920

Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal, professionally known as Elaine Hamilton, was an internationally known American abstract painter and muralist born near Catonsville, Maryland. She was professionally admired by the influential French critic Michel Tapié de Céleyran and exhibited internationally in solo and multiple-artist exhibits in the United States, Mexico, South Asia, Japan, and throughout Europe.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal.


1920 Birth Elaine Hamilton was born on October 13, 1920, to a middle-class family in Paradise, near Catonsville, Maryland. … Read More


1942 22 Years Old In 1942, Hamilton met William "Bill" O'Neal. … Read More
1945 25 Years Old In 1945, Hamilton graduated from Maryland Institute (now MICA) and went on to study for two years with Robert Brackman in New York as a member of the Art Students League.
1949 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1949, Hamilton continued her education at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City. … Read More


1951 31 Years Old In 1951, Hamilton returned to Baltimore, to present a solo exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
1952 32 Years Old In 1952, she traveled to Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship to study painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy.
1953 33 Years Old In 1953, when the Fulbright grant was extended for another year, she chose to remain in Italy for seven more years. … Read More
1956 36 Years Old …  In 1956 and again in 1958, Hamilton was an invited exhibitor at the Venice Biennale. … Read More


Around 1960, she took up a personal approach to action painting and it is for her paintings in this later, abstract expressionist manner that she is probably best known. … Read More


2006 86 Years Old The 2006, Benezit Dictionary of Artists is emphatic in its praise, stating the following of Hamilton. "A globetrotter who has scaled the heights of the Himalayas, Hamilton makes profoundly serious work. … Read More
Touring her home in 2009, Martha Thomas, writer with the Baltimore Magazine, was able to view Hamilton's many works within the artist's private collection. … Read More
2010 90 Years Old On Monday, March 15, 2010, Elaine Hamilton O'Neal died in Woodstock, Maryland due to unknown causes.
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