nigel hall r.a.
Nigel Hall is one of our most well known sculptors who currently works from his studio in London but his amazing work can be found all over the world. In fact I have been working in the wonderful university city of Heidelberg , in Germany recently and was delighted to find one of Nigel’s work on public display in the city centre. Not to be out done I was also pleased to find an example in the colleges of Cambridge in the U.K. His work has also been exhibited in London and at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in addition to various sites across Germany, Spain and Switzerland there is one at the entrance to the Thameslink Road Tunnel, London Docklands (1993).
Nigel is a West Country man having been born in 1943 and brought up in Bristol he went to the West of England College of Art in Bristol before completing his studies at the Royal College of Art in 1967. His grandfather worked as a stonemason and much of Hall’s early sculpture is informed by his experience of observing his grandfather’s work on Gloucestershire’s churches and cathedrals. Hall’s work has always been about place, and he is fascinated by the way geometry can be discerned in landscape.
He is well represented in numerous public collections in USA, Asia, Australia and Europe including the Tate Gallery, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has also undertaken many private and public large-scale site-specific commissions.
1971–74 Tutor, Royal College of Art, London and 1974–81 Principal Lecturer, Head of MA Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art, London. The work we currently have for sale is a charcoal that was completed while he was working at the Chelsea school of art and we are most grateful to Nigel for assisting us in correctly describing this work. His current works on paper are reminiscent of his early work from the 1970’s using Acrylic now to highlight his charcoal abstract drawings and we here at Blondes Fine Art in Hertfordshire are great fans.