While Hall painted a number of views of Achill Island and Connemara, dreamscapes including fish, birds and natural phenomena form the basis for most of the works by Hall in the IMMA Collection. In Dublin, Hall discovered a shop which sold unusual carved toys and birds from India and these influenced his style. In works such as Bird with a Worm, forms are abstracted and pattern-like in quality, with overlapping layers of colour in which shapes are outlined by lines incised in the colour.
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||Unframed, 26 x 36 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donation, Patrick Scott, 2013|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Self taught artist Kenneth Hall worked in furniture design before becoming a painter. His first exhibition took place at the Lucy Wertheim Gallery, London, in 1934. The following year he met the painter Basil Rakoczi and together they formed the White Stag Group. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Hall and Rakoczi moved to Galway, and then Dublin where they held the first White Stag Group exhibition. Hall continued to exhibit with the White Stag Group until he returned to London in 1945.View Artist
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