November 9, 2019 – January 11, 2020
Lee Hall created a wonderful variety of art both on paper and with paper: acrylic paintings on paper, watercolors, and collages. Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present our fifth solo exhibition for Lee Hall focusing on her colorful, abstracted landscapes on paper.
Lee Hall (1934-2017) 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 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.
Hall’s legacy is one of 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.