Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 email@example.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.
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.