Born in Henry, Illinois in 1863. Hamaker began painting late in life after retiring from the business world. By 1930 he had settled in Los Angeles and was active in the local art scene. He died there on March 20, 1939. Exhibited: Villa Riviera (Long Beach), 1934.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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