Christopher Hall's Aldermaston drawings

The artist Christopher Compton Hall RCA RCH (1930-2016) lived in Newbury for most of his adult life, but was an Aldermaston resident immediately after the Second World War. He lived firstly with his parents in what is now called The Well House, while he was studying at the Slade School of Art and later with his wife Maria in The Street.

His family, and others, have kindly made available several drawings he made of the area when he lived here, including a drawing which reflected his love of the game of cricket.

One of his sons, Anthony, has provided a biography (below) detailing his father’s life. Apart from a limited amount of teaching at one stage, Christopher Hall supported himself, wife and three sons entirely through his painting and was working at his easel until two days before he died. He was generally acknowledged as a lively, interesting and generous man who was unfailingly good company.

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Pencil drawing, cricket match, Aldermaston, 16 August 1958
Christopher Hall
Pencil drawing, Forsters Farm , 1953
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Pencil drawing, Aldermaston, 1 November, 1953
Christopher Hall
Pencil drawing, untitled pair of houses, 8 July 1953
Christopher Hall
Pencil drawing, architectural study, possibly rear of The Well House, Aldermaston, 1 November 1953
Christopher Hall
Pencil sketch, undated, possibly at The Well House, Aldermaston
Christopher Hall
Pencil drawing, Tudor Cottages, Aldermaston, from The Well House, 5 August 1953
Christopher Hall
Pencil drawing, Rear view of 37-40 The Street, Aldermaston, 28 May, 1956
Christopher Hall

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