painting by Stuart Davis

abstract painting by Nancy Graves


The Gordon F. Hampton collection of art features 89 works by 43 artists, including signature works by such artists as Al Held, Michael Goldberg, Adolph Gottlieb, Lee Krasner, and Milton Resnick. Gordon F. Hampton (1912-1996) was a renowned Los Angeles antitrust attorney, an enlightened art patron, philanthropist, and one of the original partners in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP. Hampton fostered his expansive interest in art as he traveled the world assembling a notable and distinctly personal collection. The late attorney's collection—the property of the Gordon F. Hampton Foundation—was given to the UAM through the generosity of his children, Wesley G. Hampton, Roger K. Hampton and Katharine (Kit) Hampton Shenk. Tours of the Hampton collection can be arranged through the Education office. Please contact Curator of Education Brian Trimble for more information.

Explore the Gordon F. Hampton Collection online through the UAM Collections Kiosk, where you can search for artists, browse different media, and even make your own community portfolio of your favorite pieces from the collection.

Selected artists from The Hampton Collection:

image credits: Stuart Davis, Composition (Cole 27), 1964 © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; Michael Goldberg, Untitled, 1951-52, © Michael Goldberg; Nancy Graves, Lines and Dots, 1979, © Nancy Graves Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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