Carlos Hall

Carlos Hall

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Carlos Hall

CARLOS HALL
New Mexico 1928-1997

Carlos Halls name is associated with bold, vigorous color reflective of the people and landscapes of New Mexico. Of his exuberance with color, one of his peers said that “Carlos could find color under a stone.”

Anyone familiar with Halls artwork knows that his pieces are linked to his strong New Mexico heritage. He was raised in the eastern New Mexico border town of Clovis by his great aunt, Nelle, and great uncle, Charles Scheurich. Through this uncle, Hall is descended from both Charles Bent, the first Civil Governor of the New Mexico territory, and to Kit Carson. In fact, Carson died in the arms of Scheurichs father, and Hall possesses the last correspondence of Carson. Halls great grandfather was a cowboy during the great cattle drives of the 1870s. From his great aunt and uncle, whose family home was in Taos, Hall learned the language, chants and dances of the Taos Pueblo Indians.

Hall is particularly fascinated by the blanketed Taos Pueblo Indians. According to a Southwest Art magazine feature article, December 1986: “The folds of their blankets became a magnet that attracted Hall to the patterns that he found repeated in the mountains surrounding the valley. It would become a motif that would continue in his art, even to the present day.” These motifs of dazzling color and design appear in his landscapes of the nearby Rio Grande Valley and those of places further away in western New Mexico and Arizona.

Paintings by Carlos Hall, "Ranchos De Taos"

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