Lee Hall b. 1934

A native of Lexington, NC, Lee Hall has pursued careers as artist, academic and writer.  As an artist her paintings allow us to share her love for subtle shapes, variety in texture and muted color relationships.  Her works are poetic landscapes, derived from the tradition of abstraction.

The artist came to prominence in the 1940's and the early 1950's. She exhibited side by side with Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and many other Abstract expressionists.  Early in her career Hall frequently exhibited at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City.  Having become disillusioned with the gallery scene and the concept of selling works of art, she turned to academia and served as dean of Visual Arts at the State University of New York in Purchase before being appointed president of the Rhode Isl;and School of Design in 1975 where she remained until 1983.  Hall has continued to paint and has recently decided to show her works once again.     

 

"Maine Horizon" 1979 (watercolor on rice paper) 14" x 11'