As well as producing some outstanding rural realist paintings during his time at Newlyn, Fred Hall (1860 – 1948) left a unique legacy in the form of witty caricatures of his fellow artists. Born in Stillington in Yorkshire, Fred Hall studied in Antwerp alongside Frank Bramley and became a keen advocate of the new ‘square brush’ technique, along with painting in the open air, making him a natural candidate for the new art colony in Newlyn, where he settled from the mid-1880s to 1898. This exhibition brings together a range of work from this versatile artist who also painted not only in Newlyn, but also the landscapes around Porlock and Newbury.
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