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Frederick Hall, 1860-1948

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1860
Place of Birth: Stillington
Date of Death: 1948
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Frederick Hall was an artist.


Hall, who specialised in landscape and rustic genre painting and in caricature drawing, studied at Lincoln School of Art and at Antwerp Academy under Charles Verlat. From 1883 to 1898 he was a member of the Newlyn School in Cornwall, along with Alexander Stanhope Forbes and Frank Bramley. He shared their concern for social realism and plein-air painting. However, he also pandered to popular taste, producing paintings of a sentimental and moralistic character, e.g. The Result of High Living (exh. R.A. 1892).

Hall was active in exhibiting between 1883 and 1937, showing at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery, Fine Art Society, Ridley Art Club, Dowdeswell Galleries, New English Art Club and Society of British Artists in London, as well as at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. He also exhibited in Paris and Venice. In 1888 Hall was elected a member of the New English Art Club, the year in which JW exhibited with the group.

Hall was among those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#00631).


Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Artists, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; (accessed 2003).