Clifford HALL, (1904-1973)
Clifford Hall studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he was especially influenced by Walter Sickert.
Much of Hall's work bears the stamp of Sickert's palette and subject matter: landscapes, genre scenes and London low life.
In the late l920's he lived in Paris, studying with Andre Lhote, where he also shared a studio Augustus John's son, Edwin.
He had a one man show at the Beaux Arts Gallery in the mid-1930s, then served with a stretcher party during much of World War II.
In l946 he had the first of many one-man exhibitions at Roland, Browse and Delbanco. In the late l960s he began a new series of pictures: women wrapped in towels, mysterious with unseen faces.
His work is in many public collections in Britain, including the Imperial War Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council collection, and many private collectionsin the UK and abroad.
A memorial exhibition was held at the Belgrave Gallery in 1977.