Connecticut Summer Fragments – Portfolio of 29

Lee Hall – staining on paper

 

Lee Hall (1934-), Connecticut Summer Fragments, a portfolio of stained paper studies, 29 in all, each about 5 x 7 inches, on hand made paper attached to a backing, in a portfolio with board covers (also with a stained colored paper), folding out as a screen; signed, dated (1978) and titled on the cover (Connecticut Summer Fragments), inscribed to Edith and Lloyd Goodrich. In excellent condition.

A beautiful collection of rare stained watercolors. Hall, a New York Abstract Expressionist artist, was a friend of many artists, including Helen Frankenthaler (whose stained paintings are related to these works).

A painter and professor, Lee Hall served as dean of Visual Arts at the State University of New York/Purchase before being appointed president of Rhode Island School of Design (whose Museum collection contains a number of Hall’s stained watercolors). Hall maintained a painting studio at her farm in Lyme, CT and frequently exhibited her paintings at the Betty Parsons Gallery in NYC, where she became a partner after resigning from RISD in 1983. She also wrote a biography of Parsons (as well as a biography of Elaine and William de Kooning).

Lloyd (1897-1987) and his wife Edith Havens Goodrich were distinguished art historians and curators; he served as Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art from 1958-68.

Lee Hall – portfolio cover

 

Lee Hall – staining on paper

 

 

Lee Hall – staining on paper