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Elmtrees at Englefield, Berkshire
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: West Berkshire Museum

Elmtrees at Englefield, Berkshire 1960s

Christopher Hall (1930–2016)

West Berkshire Museum

Painter in oil, born in Slaugham, Sussex, brother of the engraver Sarah Van Niekerk. He was noted for his precise, colourful depictions of the town of Recanati, in the Marche region of Italy, which he visited regularly. Hall attended Slade School of Fine Art, gaining his diploma in 1954. In 1957 a picture of his was the frontispiece of Jack Beddington’s book Young Artists of Promise. Hall was made a member of RBA in 1988, RCamA in 1994, also exhibiting at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, the Stafford and Reading Art Galleries and at Jackson Gallery, Delaware. Arthur Jeffress, Portal and New Grafton Galleries gave Hall solo shows, and he had one of Burgundy pictures at RONA Gallery, 2000, another at The Russell Gallery, 2004. Arts Council, Museum of London and National Library of Wales hold examples.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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