Arthur Henderson Hall ARCA, RE, RWS

Arthur Henderson Hall ARCA, RE, RWS

1906 - 1983

b. 1906 in Sedgefield, County Durham; d. 1983 in London

Painter in oil and watercolour, draughtsman and illustrator in pen and ink, and lithographer; also an art teacher.

Arthur Henderson Hall was an Instructor of Drawing London Central School of Art (1947-1952) and a senior lecturer in Graphic Design at Kingston School of Art (1952-65). He also acted as Head of School of Graphic Design at Kingston between 1965 and 1971. He studied art at Accrington and Coventry Schools of Art, before attending the Royal Academy under Sir William Rothenstein (1930), and at the British School of Rome. Hall became an Associate of the Royal College of Art (1930), and received the Prix de Rome in Engraving (1931). He gained memberships to the Royal Society of Painter-Etcher and Engravers (1961), the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (1970). He exhibited widely with these society and also with the New English Art Club and the London Group.

Hall is known for his illustrations of children’s books and a number of gardening books.

(Benjamin Angwin – October 2014)