About Me

Claudia Hammer





Represented by PYRO Gallery

908 E Jefferson St

Louisville KY  40206


After working in the fashion and advertising business for 20 years, I decided to  devote all my time to my first love, art.  My mediums are graphite, charcoal, pastel and oil.

I received my training taking selected classes from the following:

Louisville School of Art, Louisville, KY

Parsons School of Design, Paris, France

American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

Career History

Stewarts Department store - Layouts, Advertising Director, Illustrator

Stewart & Winner Design Firm - Mechanical paste up, Illustrator

Price Weber Advertising - Mechanical Paste up, Illustrator

Byck’s Women’s Clothing Store - Illustrator, Advertising Director

McCormick Tassug & Assoc. (Chicago IL) - Art Director, Illustrator

Saffer Advertising (Chicago IL) - Art director, Illustrator

Free Lance Illustrator for National Clients

Full Time Artist/Painter

Commercial Clients

Ameritech, AT&T, Amway, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Barnes & Noble, Coors, Lexmark,

The Hollywood Reporter, Java Report, Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center,

O’Charleys, Ortho Lawn & Garden, Proctor & Gamble, St. Thomas Hospitals, Schweppes, Scott-Foresman, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Steinway Piano, Unidial

Classes Taught

Basic Life Drawing

Advanced Life Drawing

Plaster Cast Drawing

Academic Drawing, Sight Size Drawing

Portrait Painting in Oil or Pastel

Figure Painting

General Painting