Artist biography

Oliver HALL 1869–1957

Landscape painter in oil and watercolour, and etcher with a preference for rugged moorland and Spanish subjects. Born 29 March 1869 in London. Studied at the R.C.A. 1887–90, also at Westminster and Lambeth Schools of Art evening classes, and privately with D. A. Williamson of Liverpool, working at Broughton-in-Furness, and with W. L. Windus. Travelled extensively in Spain, France and Italy. Began exhibiting etchings at the R.A. 1890. Member of the R.E. 1890, International Society 1904 and R.W.S. 1919. First one-man exhibition at the Dowdeswell Gallery 1898. Also exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and abroad. Lived at Pulborough, Sussex, and later at Ulverston, Lancashire, where he died 5 December 1957. His son paints under the name of Claude Muncaster.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I