Michael D. Hall

Born 1941

Michael D. Hall is a sculptor best known for his large-scale, metal works. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in 1964. Working primarily in constructed steel and aluminum, he began exhibiting in the 1960s, and was closely associated with the monumental sculpture and public art movements of the 1970s and 80s. Hall held teaching posts at the University of Kentucky and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, among others.

Solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted at Vanderbilt University, Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, Detroit Institute of Arts, Kent State University, Georgetown University, Art Gallery of Windsor, and the Detroit Scarab Club. Selected museums with Hall’s work in their permanent collections include Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Princeton University Art Museum, Jacksonville Art Museum, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Dennos Museum Center.

In addition to his art making and teaching, Hall is a noted author, collector, critic and curator whose areas of expertise include American folk and self-taught art, and American Regionalist art of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. 

Hall lives in Hamtramck, MI with his wife, artist Pat Glascock.

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