The Port Clyde Art Gallery will be showing the works of the late Robert Hamilton (1916–2004) Wednesday, July 30, through Aug. 19. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, Aug. 1, from 5 and 7 p.m.

A key figure in modernist painting, Hamilton inspired many of his contemporary artist colleagues. He taught at the Rhode Island School of Design for 34 years, then moved full time to Port Clyde with his wife Nancy Dillon. For 20 years, he painted colorful, exuberant pictures.

Hamilton’s works are in many museums, universities and private collections. He was presented as a Maine Master on MPBN and his many devoted followers are convinced that, in time, he will be recognized as one of America’s truly important painters.

The Port Clyde Art Gallery also displays the work of 11 local artists who create sculpture, painting, pottery and jewelry. The gallery is located upstairs in the red barn of the Seaside Inn, across from the General Store. Hours are Wednesdays through Mondays from noon to 6 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or