Aubrey Hammond was born in Folkestone in Kent; he studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and at the Academie Julien, in Paris, and later taught at Westminster School of Art. He drew mostly in pen and ink; his work was characterised by delicate decorative design usually conceived in the angular style of the 1920s. His work could at times be severe showing an affinity with the work of the Vorticists.