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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.


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

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