Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Trafalgar Square IV – October 8th 1937
Photo credit: National Museums NI

Trafalgar Square IV – October 8th 1937 1937

Kenneth Hall (1913–1946)

National Museums NI

Painter, draughtsman and designer, born in Surrey, educated at Lancing College, full name Charles Kenneth Hall. For a time Hall studied agriculture, then began designing furniture with an interior design firm in London. In 1934 he showed a portfolio of his pictures to Lucy Wertheim, and although he had not exhibited before she soon gave him a show at Wertheim Gallery, where several important collectors acquired Hall’s work. Became involved with Basil Rákóczí and his Society for Creative Psychology, where Hall met Juan Stoll and had the few lessons in art he ever had. In 1935 decided to paint full-time and during the next few years travelled in Europe with Rákóczí and became aware of modern movements such as Surrealism. With advent of war, they settled in west of Ireland, then in 1940 moved to Dublin, reviving the Society and the White Stag Group, which they had begun in London, holding group and mixed shows with prominent Irish painters.

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


Do you know someone who would love this resource? Tell them about it...