Stephen Haines Hall

“I was against the Running Fence until it all came together,” says Stephen Haines Hall, “but it was so incredible I made a complete about-face.” He was especially intrigued when he heard a waitress in Valley Ford arguing with her customers about conceptual art! Running Fence seemed to affect people contagiously, and Hall is uniquely qualified as an artist for RunningFence-recycled since he participated in the original event.

Hall’s artistic career began with extensive travel in Europe, drawing and painting.  He then settled in London, painting, drawing and directing art for an advertising agency. After returning to San Francisco, he continued to work in design illustration and painting, winning first place honors with a painting for the San Francisco Symphony program cover. 

His watercolors and collage work have been shown at the Vorpal Gallery and his posters have won honors and awards at the San Francisco Performing Arts Center and the Berkeley University Art Museum.  For ten years, Hall created a series of posters for industry safety standards.  He also formed a wine and restaurant poster firm that designed over forty full color posters marketed in the U.S.A., Europe and Japan.  A retrospective exhibition of these posters was shown at Sterling Vineyards in Napa Valley.

One-man shows include the St. Helena Winery and the Robert Green Gallery in Mill Valley. Hall’s paintings for the Mountain Play Association were published for ten years running.  Since the mid-1990s, Hall has been working on a series of assemblage sculptures, painted chairs and a series of watercolors influenced by his trips to Mexico.







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