Lee Hall is known for many things. She has been creating superb abstract landscape paintings over her career. But perhaps the most notable work she has done is creating the somewhat controversial biography of Elaine and Willem de Kooning.
Hall is known to specialize in evocative scenery and lyrical landscapes while using flat geometry and color planes, creating an allusion of the world instead of directly describing it.
“They are about nuances of weather and nuances of feeling, with just the right small shift of color and form to make her intentions quite clear,” critic John Russell wrote about Halls’ ways in The New York Times in 1979.
According to Margaret Horsnell, Hall died at age 82 because of gastric cancer.