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Coast Rhythms

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Carl Hall, Coast Rhythms, 1949, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, © artist or other rights holder, 49.22

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Title

Coast Rhythms

Artist

Carl Hall (American, 1921-1996)

Date

1949

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

23 1/2 in x 29 7/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature; date: Carl Hall May '49, brush, lower left

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

49.22

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

canvas

coastlines

landscapes

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Picturing Oregon

Place Made

Created in and depicts: Oregon

Location

Belluschi Building

Hoffman Wing

3rd Floor

Franklin and Dorothy Piacentini Gallery

Description

In 1942, a young infantryman and artist visited Oregon and fell in love with the countryside. After the war ended, he returned to Oregon and settled permanently in Salem. Carl Hall began teaching art at Willamette University in Salem in 1947. He had received his training in classical painting techniques in Detroit and transferred those skills to the Willamette Valley and Oregon coast. Though his work became known nationwide, Hall chose to remain in Salem teaching and also working as a part-time poet and art critic. His oil and watercolor paintings of Oregon's scenic beauty combine realism, elements of abstraction, and a somber palette of greens, browns, and ochres in works that capture the features and light, as well as the mood of the Oregon landscape.

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