Clawson hammitt's school of art


Founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1882 and run for the next 30 years by its founder, it is said to be the first school of art in the state of Delaware. From 1883 to 1890, it was called the Delaware School of Art, and then took the name of Clawson S. Hammitt's School of Art or the C.S. Hammitt School of Art. It was located in the Wilmington Public Library at Eighth and Market Streets. Founder was Clawson Hammitt, (1857-1927), a leading arts figure in late 19th century Wilmington. Source: Delaware Art Museum,