Irish Artist Directory

Kenneth Hall (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Kenneth Hall

Lived: 1913 - 1946

Categories: Oil painting

Artist Biography

Born in Farnham, Surrey and educated at Lancing College, Hall began a life long friendship with London dealer Lucy Wertheim, who first offered to put on a exhibition of his work in her gallery in Mayfair. Wertheim, along with fellow artist Rakoczi, became the great influence of his art. From 1935-38 Hall and Rakozci travelled to Europe and acquainted themselves with the various movements of the time including Surrealism.

At the outbreak of World War II the pair moved to Ireland to try and avoid the conflict that was consuming Europe. They stopped first in Galway, before heading to Dublin, where The White Stag Group began to take off. Hall organized the group’s first exhibition held in April 1940.

Hall struggled through out his life with his own personal problems. In 1945, he returned to London and had an exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, before moving to Mrs Wertheim’s flat in Manchester. It was there in his oldest friend’s flat, suffering with depression that had long plagued him, he ended his life by committing suicide on 26th July 1946.

Kenneth Hall featured strongly in "The White Stag Group" (2011) Exhibition. Please click here to view the catalogue.

Hall also featured in:

"A celebration of Irish Art and Modernism" (2011). Please click here to view the catalogue.

"Ireland: Her people and Landscape" (2012). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Kenneth Hall Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

KENNETH HALL (1913-1946) Red Man, Yellow Moon (1936) Oil on canvas, 50.8 x 61cms (20 x 24'') Sign...

Hammer Price €11,931.00

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KENNETH HALL (1913-1946) Royal College of Surgeons (1940) Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 61cms (20 x 24'')...

Hammer Price €7,500.00

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Kenneth Hall, (1913-1946) Charing Cross Tube Station Oil on canvas, 51 x 61cm, (20 x 24'') Signed...

Hammer Price €6,600.00

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BASIL IVAN R?K?CZI (1908-1979) Portrait of Kenneth Hall, Christmas 1935 Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 35....

Hammer Price €3,500.00

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KENNETH HALL (1913-1946) Rooftops Oil on canvas, 30.5 x 40cms (12 x 16'') Signed. Dated August 27...

Hammer Price €3,125.00

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