Irish painter Letitia Hamilton won the bronze medal at the 1948 art competitions in London in the paintings category with her work Meath Hunt Point-to-Point Races. She studied at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin, where she learned drawing and painting, together with her sister Eva, who became a portraitist. Her cousin was the watercolorist Rose Barton.
After some travels to Italy and Continental Europa Hamilton became one of the founders of the Society of Dublin Painters in 1920. She mainly painted landscapes of the Irish countryside. Hamilton worked by creating small oil sketches, which were later developed into finished works, painting rapidly, and had a loose and fluid touch.