An illustrated talk examining the reasons for the re-emergence of descriptive realist art in the 1960s and ‘70s, the interregnum period between the collapse of modernism and the ascendency of postmodernism, and traces realism’s ongoing evolution in the postmodern period.
About John Hall
John Hall did his training in art at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary, and the Instituto Allende, Mexico in the 1960s. Since completing his studies in 1966, he has lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta; Delaware, Ohio; New York, New York; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and, since 1999, West Kelowna, British Columbia. Hall has held teaching positions in art at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of Calgary, where he retired from a full professorship in painting and drawing in 1998, and the Okanagan University College. Currently he holds a professorship emeritus at the University of Calgary. John Hall was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975 and is represented in many museum and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Glenbow Museum, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Loch Gallery represents him in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary.
Co-hosted by The Nickle Gallery