Open Class Lecture
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:30 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall
Free and Open to the Public
Master Printer Bill Hall will discuss his career and show examples of his extensive print collection from Pace Editions where he worked as master printer and studio director before his recent retirement. During the 27 years he was at Pace, he worked with acclaimed painters and sculptors such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, James Turrell, Kiki Smith, Jennifer Bartlett, and many others. A highpoint of his career was assisting master printer, Aldo Crommelynck, for ten years. Crommelynck is best known for his extensive collaboration with Pablo Picasso.
Hall received his BFA in painting from the University of Alabama and a dual MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Texas, Austin. He moved to New York in 1982 and began his career as a printmaker and collaborative printer at Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop. Four years later, he established his own studio, NYLE Press, and then joined Pace Editions in 1988 until his retirement in 2015. He and his wife recently moved to Asheville from New York City.
Hall has continued to be productive with his own artwork, exhibiting and conducting workshops, while nurturing his love for the intaglio medium. To see more of his work, visit his website.