Harmony Lynn Hammond|
(1905 - 1961) Sweden
Born in Chicago, she became an artist who focused on the relationship between art, feminism and work. Her early art was in crafts and sculptures, the most notable being African and Melanesian masks. Then she tried abstract monochromatic painting with a mystical, timeless sense, and her signature method is brush work that appears like stitch marks or short strokes.
She had early art talent and earned a scholarship to the Saturday School of the Chicago Art Institute and in 1967 earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1967. From 1967 to 1969, she studied at the Alliance Francaise in Paris and in 1969, moved to New York where she met a group of women who shared her concerns about feminism. Between 1976 and 1986, she taught and lectured at several universities.
Later she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and from there has exhibited widely in the United States, creating paintings with much Southwest symbolism. Hammond is Guggenheim fellow and recipient of two NEAs, is an artist, art writer, and independent curator who lectures, writes, and publishes extensively on feminist and lesbian art, queer art, and the cultural representation of "difference."