Hamilton Press came into being in 1990, as a result of a collaboration between Tamarind Master Printer Ed Hamilton, and Los Angeles artist and avid printmaker Ed Ruscha. The two had worked together on about 40 prints, and both had a great respect for the idea of producing original artworks in a multiple form.
The printer and artist worked out what they thought would be the best situation for the creation of art in this medium, which would be limited to traditional lithography. The concept of the business would be to encourage artists, both new to printmaking and those already familiar with the process, to produce art in a peaceful, unhurried atmosphere. The Press opened its doors in a small space on Washington Blvd (soon to become Abbot Kinney Blvd.)
Hamilton Press publishes fine art lithographs by selected artists and is also available for contract publishing by galleries, organizations, and individual artists.
The press still occupies the same space it did in 1990; however, with a rich abundance of prints, it was felt that more room was needed. In 2001 an adjoining space became available and a gallery was added to showcase the art of the lithograph, and the talent of the artists who have adapted so well to the medium. Hamilton Press Gallery is open by appointment.
Ed Hamilton functions as printer, rolling out inks and bringing to life the hand-drawn works of those published. But the star of the operation is the imagination, and creativity of the artist. It is to that spirit of creativity and cooperation in business and art that this website is dedicated.
This website allows you to see selected artist's work in our ARTISTS section.
You can visit photographs & commentary in our ALBUM section.
And you can CONTACT US for more information.