Eric Hall’s painting Expressway is a sort of ‘stop and smell the roses’. The highway bridges tower above you and you know everybody's rushing around up there, speeding in noisy traffic while all the time, down here, the river slides by and you are contentedly cycling in idyllic quiet.
Scenes of Philadelphia frequently appear in Hall’s work, but it is the people who move within it; how they give life to it and are, in turn, affected by it that catch his attention and provide Hall’s unexpected views of modern urban life.
Name: Eric Hall
Place of Birth: Liverpool, UK
Continuing Ed @ Corcoran Art School, Washington DC (1964-1969)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1999-2000)
Significant or special training:
50 years in practice as an advertising artist/art director
Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Edmund Minor Archer at Corcoran Art School
Dennis Collins, British Artist to whom I was assistant as a teenager.
Particular field of study or class work:
Portrait and Landscape
Major influences/admired artists:
Edmund Minor Archer
Favorite materials or media:
Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Pastel, Computer app Corel
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