Charles Edward Hallé England

5-1846 Paris, FRA – 1-16-1914 London, ENG

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Hallé, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Hallé was a painter of history scenes, genre scenes, and portraits. He was the son of Sir Charles Halle, the German-born pianist and orchestra conductor, who emigrated to England during the revolution of 1848. His first professors were Richard Doyle and Carlo Marochetti when he entered the School of the Royal Academy in London.

At seventeen years of age Charles Edward Hallé traveled to France and worked with Victor Mottez, a student of Ingres. From France he traveled to Italy. He was attracted to the tradition of Neo-Classicism found in Rome.

Upon his return to London he exhibited four paintings at the Royal Academy in London in 1866, and then departed for Venice. He studied the techniques of the Venetian Masters and tried to paint in their style. He then returned to England and settled permanently in London. In 1877 with J. Comyns Carr, he assisted Lord Coutts Lindsay in the creation of the Grosvenor Gallery. In 1888 with Burne-Jones, he founded the New Gallery in Regent Street. He exhibited frequently in these two galleries.

Despite having been born only two years prior to the founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, stylistically Charles Edward Hallé was firmly aligned with the aesthetic of that group.

Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Influences: Richard Doyle, Carlo Marochetti
Traveled: France, Italy, England
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