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David Hammons

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1940s

1943

David Hammons is born in Springfield, Illinois.

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1960s

1963

David Hammons moves to Los Angeles to attend Los Angeles City College.

1964

David Hammons transfers to Los Angeles Trade and Technical College to study advertising.

1966

David Hammons attends Chouinard Art Institute and graduates in 1968.

1968–72 1968

David Hammons takes night classes at Otis Art Institute. Hammons’s drawing teacher, Charles White, makes a profound impact on him as the first successful black man whom Hammons has encountered.

1968–70 1968

David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, and John Outterbridge, along with other artists, gather at Suzanne Jackson’s Gallery 32 to eat and talk.

late 1960s 1968

Suzanne Jackson takes a drawing class with Charles White at Otis, where she also meets David Hammons.

late 1960s 1969

David Hammons exhibits his body prints at Gallery 32.

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1970s

1971

David Hammons has his first solo exhibition at Brockman Gallery, one of LA’s only spaces dedicated to showing artists of color.

1971

David Hammons, Timothy Washington, and Charles White participate in the exhibition Three Graphic Artists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

1973

David Hammons stays with Senga Nengudi in her New York apartment while attending the National Conference of Artists.

1970s 1973

David Hammons shares his studio, a former dancehall on Slauson Avenue, with Senga Nengudi.

1970s–80s 1975

David Hammons and Senga Nengudi are part of a loose group of artists called Studio Z that would improvise actions at Hammons’s Slauson Avenue studio or outside in public space.

1977

David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, and other members of Studio Z participate in Studio Z: Individual Collective, an exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

1978

Senga Nengudi organizes the performance Ceremony for Freeway Fets underneath a freeway overpass on Pico Boulevard near the Los Angeles Convention Center. The performance is supported by a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) grant and sponsored by Brockman Gallery Productions and the California Department of Transportation. As a part of Studio Z, David Hammons participates.

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1980s

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1990s

1990

David Hammons, Mike Kelley, and William Wegman are included in the group exhibition Just Pathetic at Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

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2010s

2019

David Hammons, Judithe Hernández, and Suzanne Jackson are included in the group exhibition Life Model: Charles White and His Students at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Judithe Hernández Suzanne Jackson Mike Kelley Senga Nengudi John Outterbridge William Wegman Charles White Art Institute of Chicago Brockman Gallery California Chouinard Gallery 32 Illinois LACMA Long Beach Long Beach Museum of Art Los Angeles Los Angeles City College Otis Rosamund Felsen Gallery Los Four Studio Z

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Emory Douglas David Hammons Suzanne Jackson Senga Nengudi John Outterbridge Charles White Art Institute of Chicago Brockman Gallery California Chicago Chouinard Gallery 32 Los Angeles Otis UCLA Studio Z