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Clifford Hall (1904-1973)

Biography of the artist Clifford Hall (1904-1973)

Clifford Hall (1904-1973) was born in the Borough of Wandsworth in London in 1904. He attended first Elm Tree House School, then Richmond Hill School and finally King's College in Wimbledon.

During the early1920s, Hall studied at night at Richmond Art School under Charles Wheeler and then later full-time at Putney Art School under Stanley Anderson. He briefly visited Paris before returning to England to study at The Royal Academy Schools between 1926 and 1928 where he was influenced by Walter Sickert. He returned to Paris in 1928, studying with Andre l'Hote while sharing a studio with Edwin John, the son of Augustus John.

Returning to England in the 1930s, Hall had a one man show at Beaux Arts Gallery in the 1935 and then served with a stretcher party during World War II.

In 1946, Hall had the first of a number of one man shows at Roland, Browse & Delbanco. He also exhibited at the Anthony d'Offay Gallery and the Belgrave Gallery in the immediate post-war period.

In the 1960s, he began a series of pictures of women wrapped in towels made anonymous with unseen faces.

Hall died in 1973.

His work is in various public collections, including The Imperial War and the Victoria & Albert museums

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