Name: Jack Hammond
Lives in: I'm a proud, 60-year resident of Takoma Park.
Media and subjects: I've worked in pastels, water colors, oils, acrylics, and more; my subjects are varied.
Why you joined MAA: I'm drawn to the artistic communion offered by the organization, as well as the opportunity to show my work.
Something fun about you: Back in the day, my future wife, Vaughn, was seeking a local daytime art class and stopped in Lipman's Art Shop (now Plaza Artist Materials) to inquire. Shirley Lipman seized the opportunity to sign Vaughn up for my Saturday morning class. Trick was, the class was for six- to ten-year-old children. The rest is history!
Artist Biography: University of Maryland - Fine Arts/Practical Arts; US Navy Ships' Artist; "Niche" Period 1960-1980; Vaughn and I opened the art gallery -- Gallery on the Park -- 1970-1980; prolific in a present day renaissance with new vision after two cataract surgeries.
Shown, left to right: Bend in the Road, Morning Pier and Cataract by Jack Hammond.