Nigel Hall is one of Britain’s most distinguished sculptors.

He studied at West of England College of Art in Bristol and at the Royal College of Art in London. His abstract sculptures are held by museums around the world, including Tate in London and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.

From 1970 until the early 1980s, Hall produced a series of wall-mounted tubular aluminium sculptures. These relief works project into space and use the wall as a backdrop for their shadows.

Bird of Prey is one of Hall’s last wall-mounted sculptures. Its title reflects his great interest in nature and landscape, while its intersecting diagonals convey a sense of flight.

It becomes the first work by Hall to join the Leeds Sculpture Collection, which comprises more than 800 objects, 400 works on paper and over 270 collections of papers relating to sculptors in the Henry Moore Institute Archive.

Hall now plans to bequeath a drawing relating to Bird of Prey to the collection, together with 250 volumes of his sketchbooks and notebooks dating from 1960.


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