Hamilton Easter Field
Early life and family
Younger brother of Herbert Haviland Field, he was born into a Quaker family in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the Friends school and Brooklyn Polytechnic. He briefly attended the architectural program at Columbia University's School of Mines. He moved to Paris in the mid-1890's to study architecture, but became involved in the world of Impressionist art.
Art and art collecting
He traveled Europe both as an artist and an art collector. In 1905 he had an exhibit of his paintings at the Clauson Galleries in New York City, and was known to lend from his own collection for exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He shared an exhibit with Robert Laurent in 1915 at the Daniel Galleries.
In 1911 Field founded the Summer School of Graphic Arts in Ogunquit, Maine.
At the time of his death in 1922 he was the art critic of the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper.
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