Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new abstract landscapes by Lee Hall (1934-2017), on view July 21 - September 9, 2017. The exhibition is comprised of the last group of paintings Hall completed before her death in April of this year. Jerald Melberg Gallery has represented Lee Hall for four years and this is her fourth solo exhibition at the gallery.
Lee Hall was a North Carolina native and renowned Abstract Expressionist, whose muses were the American and Mediterranean landscape. Loosely titled by the locale they represent, her paintings were rendered using sophisticated, muted color relationships and varied, textural painting techniques. Her poetic landscapes are iterations of the tradition of abstraction derived from meditations on nature, whose forbearers include a myriad of great minds from painters of the Sung Dynasty to modernist John Marin.
She leaves an enormous legacy as an exceptional painter as well as a respected educator and writer. Hall stood with the great artists of the New York School, earning herself representation at Betty Parsons’ famed New York gallery. She also served as President of the esteemed Rhode Island School of Design, and she has written a number of books, including biographies of Willem and Elaine DeKooning and Betty Parsons.
Lee Hall generously left her estate to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The proceeds from acquisitions of her work through the gallery directly fund the museum’s educational programs.
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Lee Hall (1934-2017)
HADLEY: BLUE SPRING 2017
Mixed Media on Canvas
24 x 36 inches