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Forest Spring Shadows
Lee Hall

acrylic paint oil paint

Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Gift of the Friends of the Mint in celebration of their 50th anniversary

Lee Hall’s formative years as a painter coincided with the rise of the Abstract Expressionist movement. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1955 from the Women’s College of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Hall moved to New York City to pursue her Master’s Degree at New York University. There she saw firsthand the innovative approaches to painting being pioneered by the Abstract Expressionists. Along with becoming a highly regarded artist, she was also a distinguished writer and educator. Hall soon developed an artistic vocabulary that distinguished her work from the more aggressively gestural qualities of mainstream Abstract Expressionism. Her recent paintings, like Forest Spring Shadows, are noteworthy for their strong colors and richly worked surfaces. Forest Spring Shadows hovers between realism and abstraction, using vivid reds, pinks, and yellows to explore the ways in which light and shadow can transform a familiar landscape into a lyrical, abstract space.

Accession Number: 2016.26


height: 18 inches
width: 24 inches

Copyright Information:
NEPL Mint signed nonexclusive license with artist's representative 2017

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