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LEE HALL 7 february – 5 april 2014


LEE HALL 7 february – 5 april 2014

TAYLOE PIGGOTT GALLERY 62 SOUTH GLENWOOD ST PO BOX 1435 JACKSON WY 83001 TEL 307 733 0555 WWW.TAYLOEPIGGOTTGALLERY.COM


Fragment: Stonelight, 1970 acrylic on linen 28 1/2 x 22 inches


Dusk Island, 1971 acrylic on linen 36 1/2 x 42 5/8 inches


Seamist 72-1, 1972 acrylic on linen 41 3/4 x 43 3/4 inches


Granite Hill, 1978 acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 inches


Sunfall, 1980 acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 inches


Baker Lane Dusk, 1980 acrylic on linen 48 x 40 1/4 inches


April Dawn, 1980 acrylic on linen 48 1/8 x 40 1/4 inches


Greek Sea Fragment, 1985 acrylic on paper 42 1/4 x 41 1/8 inches


Aegean Dusk, 1985 acrylic on paper mounted on board 42 3/8 x 38 7/8 inches


Italian Fragment, 1986 acrylic on paper 41 7/8 x 46 3/8 inches


Sounion Dusk Shadow, 1986 acrylic on canvas 38 x 30 inches


Aegean Dusk, 1986 acrylic on paper 18 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches


New Mexico Night Edges, 1986 acrylic on paper mounted on board 41 1/2 x 49 7/8 inches


Italian Fragment 2, 1986 acrylic on paper mounted on board 39 3/4 x 27 3/4 inches


Valley Autumn, 1994 oil and acrylic on canvas 60 x 47 7/8 inches


Rome Wall Study 10, 2010 collage on paper 10 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches


Rome Wall Study 11, 2010 collage on paper 10 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches


Rome Wall Study 29, 2010 collage on paper 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches


L E E

H A L L

b. 1934, Lexington, NC

I should like to paint the reality that lurks in landscape, to uncover in speculation about landscape the secrets and patterns of the planet, and to know that landscape is the container of gods — Lee Hall, 1982

Painting for Lee Hall is a way of life – a philosophical existence. By bringing out what is internal, in to her painting, she creates a new lens through which to view the natural world. She doesn’t dare paint a “landscape” but she is able to extrapolate from nature – a moment in time – and translate that into a painting that is all about color, form, and structure.

As a stalwart and inner circle member of the second generation of abstract expressionists, Lee Hall came to prominence in the 1960s and early 1970s, exhibiting side by side with Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and many of the other abstract expressionists at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City. Having become disillusioned with the gallery scene and the concept of selling works of art, Lee Hall turned to academia while continuing to paint daily for herself. Hall has recently decided to exhibit her work again, for the first time since 1981, in conjunction with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tayloe Piggott Gallery has been chosen to represent the work of Lee Hall in the western mountain region.


EDUCATION 1965

PhD, New York University

1958

MA, New York University

1955

BFA, the Woman’s College of North Carolina (now

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

AWARDS 1983

Athena Medal, Rhode Island School of Design

1978

Childe Hassam Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts

and Letters 1976

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, University of North Carolina

at Greensboro TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS 1983-92

Senior Vice President, Director of Arts and Communications,

Academy for Educational Development, New York City

1975-83

President, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1974-75

Dean of Visual Arts, the State University of New York at Purchase

1970-74

Professor of Art, Chair of Art Department, Drew University, NJ;

Consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities

1967-70

Associate Professor, Drew University, Madison, NJ

1965-67

Assistant Professor, Drew University, Madison, NJ

1958-65

Taught part time at New York State University College at

Potsdam, Potsdam, NY; Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY; and

Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013

Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1981

Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

1979

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

1977

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

1976

Benson Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

1975

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design,

Providence, RI 1974

Drew College, Madison, NJ

1972

Drew College, Madison, NJ

1969

Ruth White Gallery, New York, NY

1966

Davidson College, Davidson, NC

1962

Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY

1961

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY

1960

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1959-60

Ruth White Gallery, New York, NY

1958

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

n.d.

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Phoenix II, Washington, DC


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2006

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

1995

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, MN

1978

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design,

Providence, RI 1976

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Brainerd Hall Art Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, NY

Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, IN

1975

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

1974

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

1973

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

1970

Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ

1962

Winston-Salem Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1961

Winston-Salem Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1960

Winston-Salem Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1959

Winston-Salem Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1958

New York University, New York, NY

Winston-Salem Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC


1957

New York University, New York, NY

1956

New York University, New York, NY

1954-55

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY A Survey. Artist Focus: Lee Hall. American Art Collector, October 2013, p. 32

ArtNews. March 1977: 149-150.

Beatty, Frances. Art World. January 1977. Brown, Gordon. Arts Magazine. October 1969. Browne, Rosalind. ArtNews. October 1969. Betz, Margaret. ArtNews. September 1975: 112. Brunelle, Al. Art in America. September – October 1975. New Acquisitions: Growing the Collection. Collections

(Columbia Museum of Art) Summer 2013, pp. 10-11, color illus.

Volume 96. Fouchman, Noel. Arts Magazine. March 1977. Kramer, Hilton. New York Times. May 1975. Lopes Cardozo, Judith. Artforum. April 1977. The New Yorker. January 1977. Russell, John. Art: Cham Hendon’s Worlds Out of Small Beakers.

New York Times. February 2, 1979.

Swan, Bradford. Providence Journal. November 1975.


SELECTED COLLECTIONS Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY Citibank, New York, NY Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ Newark Museum, Newark, NJ New York University, New York, NY Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York, NY Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, Providence, RI Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

Greensboro, NC


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