Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond

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Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond (18 September 1875 – 28 February 1970) was born in Arnold, Nottinghamshire as Arthur Henry Hammond. Knighton-Hammond was an English painter best known for landscapes, society portraits and industrial paintings. Knighton-Hammond used a variety of styles but is most famous as a water-colourist. He is also known as Knighton Hammond, Arthur Henry Hammond and Arthur Knighton-Hammond.

Early life[edit]

Hammond was the fifth of six children born to William Hammond, a furniture dealer, and Mary Hammond, née Knighton. Hammond spent his early years in Arnold and Nottingham. Hammond left school aged 11 and worked in his brother's grocery store before indenturing as a watchmaker's apprentice one year later. Hammond studied at the Nottingham School of Art in the evenings and left his apprenticeship after 4½ years, six months short of completing his apprenticeship, to study full-time.

In 1902, he married Annie Winifred Reeves in Chelsea, England and they subsequently had two children, Marjorie and Dorothy.

In 1927, he married Emmeline Mary Low at the Consular Office in Nice, France and they subsequently had two children, Mary and John.

In 1933 in London City, he married Olive Iris Z Benson.


Knighton-Hammond was commissioned by the Dow Chemical Company in 1920–1921 to produce paintings and lived in Midland, Michigan. He lived in Europe from 1922–1931. He lived in England from 1932–1970.


Knighton-Hammond signed his paintings using different names over the years. In his earlier works, he signed Arthur Hammond. Around 1912, he adopted Knighton as his first name and started to sign Knighton Hammond. In 1933, Hammond added a hyphen by deed poll and signed his paintings Knighton-Hammond.


Knighton-Hammond was elected a member of


Knighton-Hammond was a prodigious painter. His works have appeared in many exhibitions.

Public galleries[edit]

Knighton-Hammond's work is on display at


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