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2009-06-07 15:05:39

Frederick Hammersley, known as an abstract classicist in the art community, has died at the age of 90 in Albuquerque, N.M., his sister says. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that Hammersley spent five decades combining hard-edge abstraction with his intuitive touch to create memorable paintings in the wake of being at the forefront of the abstract art movement. In 1959, Hammersley were included in a traveling exhibition, Four Abstract Classicists, along with artists Lorser Feitelson,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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