1910 – 2005
Artist in a wide range of media, except acrylic, born in Hexham, Northumberland. She studied at Chelsea Polytechnic with Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland and at Royal Academy Schools with Walter Russell and Tom Monnington. She also studied etching at night classes. After winning the competition to decorate the ceiling of the new Senate House of London University in 1937 Hammond won the Rome Scholarship in painting in 1938, her time there being cut short by the start of World War II.
After war service she seized the opportunity after the Blitz to capture many views of the city of London never before visible, soon to be hidden again. Miss Hammond continued to live by her brush, painting in Canada, America, Europe and the Near East. She had many commissions to paint portraits, including Professor Francis Wormald for the Society of Antiquaries and Dr Kate Bertram for Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge.