Christopher Hall

Elected to RCA in 1994

1930-2016. Studied at the Slade School of Art, London. Member of the Royal Society of British Artists. Lived in Newbury, Berkshire, where he served as mayor, between 1967 to 1968, when he was just 36-years-old, becoming one of the youngest men to hold the post in the council’s 370-year history.
A painter of landscape and architectural subjects, often commissioned to portray buildings. His quest for the very spirit of the places and not just their physical appearance, led him to interesting locations in countries all over the world. During his visits to Wales he became familiar with the landscape and people of Wales. Here his idiosyncratic style expresses the quirkiness of old buildings and a certain nostalgia for a bygone Wales of the 19th century.