John Hall, R.C.A.
John Hall did his training in art at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary and the Instituto Allende, Mexico in the 1960s. Since completing his studies in 1966, he has lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta; Delaware, Ohio; New York, New York; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and, most recently, Kelowna, British Columbia. Hall has held teaching positions in art at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of Calgary, where he recently retired from a full professorship in painting and drawing, and the Okanagan University College. Currently he holds a professorship emeritus at the University of Calgary. He now lives and works in Kelowna, British Columbia. John Hall was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975.
John Hall is represented in many public collections including:
National Gallery of Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Edmonton Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Mendel Art Gallery
Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery
Confederation Art Gallery & Museum
Mackenzie Art Gallery
Memorial University Art Gallery
University College of Cape Breton Art Gallery
University of Calgary
Canada Council Art Bank
Department of External Affairs
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
John Hall has is also represented in numerous corporate and private collections and has been commissioned to do paintings for Calgary’s Foothills Hospital, the Royal Bank and Cineplex Odeon, among others.
Notable among John Hall’s long list of one-person exhibitions are his 1979-’80 exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada and a major retrospective exhibition at Mexico’s City’s Museo de Arte Moderno in 1994.
John Hall has also participated in many group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Europe and Japan. He is represented by the Loch Gallery, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg.
Likened to an urban archaeologist, Hall produces still life paintings that mine the rich complexity of contemporary urban life.