Private collection, United States
Frederick Hall was born in Yorkshire in 1860 and studied at the Lincoln School of Art, later furthering his studies in Antwerp, it was at Antwerp that he befriended Frank Bramley and William Longsdail and this was the catalyst that led him to become a member of the Newlyn School from 1883, where he practised ‘plein-air’ painting with Stanhope Forbes, Bramley and others.
During the 1890s he spent less time in Newlyn, painting instead around Porlock on the Somerset coast. There he painted subjects that were more overtly social realist in content, with titles like ‘Adversity’. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club, the Fine Art Society and the Paris Salon, where he won a gold medal.
Hall later developed a keen interest in cartoons and caricatures and began to draw for ‘The Graphic’, ‘Black and White’ and ‘The Sketch’, establishing friendships with other notable illustrators.
Following his marriage in 1898 Hall moved around quite often, finally settling at Speen near Newbury, Berkshire in 1911.
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