Bill Hammond

Christchurch artist Bill Hammond (1947 - ) is one of New Zealand's most influential contemporary painters. Hammond attended Ilam Art School 1966-68 and made toys before painting full-time from 1981. His famous bird paintings are inspired by Hammond's trip to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands in 1991.

The first two large prints of Bill Hammond's paintings were published to co-incide with a major retrospective exhibition that toured NZ a few years ago. The "Placemakers 1" print by Hammond has now completely sold out. Latest News: Another painting from Hammond's bird series "The Fall of Icarus" has just been published as a fine art print.