Carl Hall (1921-1996)


Carl Hall, Lava Formation, mixed-media on illustration board, 1956
Carl Hall, Nude, oil on board, 1966
Mountain and Fog
Grey Beach 1958 mixed 30x40 inches
Last Flight, pencil on paper, 38x22 1964
Black fire, india ink, 30x40 1955
Four and a half months, india ink, 1955 26x21"
Sea Wind, 34x27, crayon, 1961
Bird Totem Study, Gouache and pencil, C. 1970
Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
The painter Carl Hall was one of Oregon’s most expressive visual interpreters, an artist who focused for most of his life on the terrain of the Willamette Valley, the mountains surrounding it, and the Pacific coast beyond.
Roger Hull, Eden Again: The Art of Carl Hall, 2000

Available during exhibit, $20

Carl Hall was born in 1921 in Washington, D.C. A master painter in his youth, his early successes included paintings purchased by the Whitney Museum of American Art (1947), the Detroit Institute of Arts (1941), a solo exhibit in a prestigious New York gallery (1947), works featured in Concoran Gallery of Art Washington DC (1941), the Art Institute of Chicago (1941), Carnegie Intitute (1948,1949), and two paintings purchased by the Portland Art Museum (1949).

He settled in Salem, Oregon after World War II and taught in Willamette University’s art department from 1947 until his retirement in 1986. In 1948, a feature in Life magazine brought national attention to his work. Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art established the Carl Hall Gallery of Pacific Northwest Art in 1998. 

Link to Carl Hall: Oregon Master by Willamette University

Nude with Seed Pods
Acrylic on panel
Framed 28 3/4x34 1/2 SOLD
Shore Acres Motif
Mixed Media
Untitled Nude (on Beach)
Mixed Media SOLD
Untitled Nude (In Mist)
Oil on panel
13 1/2 x 17 1/2
Nude on Beach SOLD
Oil on panel
19 3/4 x 24 3/4
Untitled Nude (Back) SOLD
Oil on panel
10 1/2 x 12 1/2
Figure #6
Oil on panel
13 1/2 x 11
Model and Bird (SOLD)
Oil on canvas
Framed 12 3/4 x 16 1/4
Untitled Nude (Light Rhythms)
12 x 17
Autumn Allegory SOLD
Oil on panel
Framed 24 1/2 x 49 1/2
Untitled Nude (On Back)
16 x 20
Untitled Nude (Back) SOLD
16 x 20
Untitled Nude (Back) SOLD
1966 Gouache on paper
Nude in Landscape
Mixed Media
24 x 48
Figure Group
Woman in Ecstasy SOLD
Untitled Nude, Oil on panel
Three Stages of Eve, mixed media, 1971 SOLD
Last Exhibit: Carl Hall: Nudes
The Karin Clarke Gallery, located at 760 Willamette Street in downtown Eugene, will exhibit a collection of oil paintings and drawings that focus on the female nude form by Oregon artist Carl Hall (1921-1996) from February 28 through March 31. Although best known for his landscapes of the Willamette Valley and the Oregon coast, during the 1970s Hall focused his artistic study on rendering female nude. This exhibition features large and small oil paintings, as well as delicate figure drawings.
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Hall was the oldest child of a large working-class family. His artistic calibre showed promise from an early age. While in high school, Hall was awarded a scholarship at the Meinzinger School of Art and studied under the mentorship of Havana-born painter Carlos Lopez (1908-1953). 
Hall interrupted his artistic career to join the army, where came to Oregon as an infantryman in 1942. After the end of World War II, Hall returned to Oregon permanently. Hall began teaching part-time in the art department at Willamette University (WU) in 1947, and later received a full-time artist-in-residence. He eventually attained regular faculty status, and received national recognition in March of 1948 when “Life” magazine featured an article about his work, calling him a "magic realist." Hall remained part of the faculty at Willamette University until 1986, where he taught drawing and painting.
“Carl Hall (1921-1996): Nudes” will be celebrated with a reception during the First Friday ArtWalk on March 2, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Tides, oil on canvas, 32x40", 1956 $3000
Yellowstone Country, 1964, acrylic on panel, 26x31 inches, $3000
Flooded Hearths and Forgotten Lovers, 1976, gouache and india ink, framed 26x33 inches, $2400
Woman of Fire Haida Myth, 1978 (Alaska series), gouache on illustration board, $3400
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