Rural paintings and lesser-known cartoons by the artist go on display.
After attending Lincoln School of Art Fred Hall travelled to Antwerp to further his studies, where he befriended future Newlyn School peers Frank Bramley and William Longsdail.
The school, based in the Cornish costal town from which it takes its name, focused on using an ‘en plein air’ approach, depicting the incredible landscape and lives of the area’s inhabitants. Hall is well known for the outstanding rural realist paintings he produced during his time at Newlyn, but his wonderful witty caricatures of his fellow artists are less celebrated.
Both his paintings and cartoons are displayed in the ground floor galleries at Penlee House.