Lady Edna Clarke Hall(1879-1979), Artist; wife of Sir William Clarke Hall; daughter of Benjamin Waugh
Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Edna Clarke Hall was a painter, printmaker, illustrator and poet, primarily known for her drawings. She attended the Slade School of Art from 1895-99 where she was a contemporary of Gwen and Augustus John, William Orpen and Ambrose McEvoy. In 1899 she married the barrister William Clarke Hall. She exhibited at the New English Art Club from 1901 and held her first solo exhibition at the Chenil Galleries in 1914. She went on to exhibit at the Redfern Gallery from 1924 until 1941. In the 1920s and 1930s Clarke Hall published several volumes of poetry and made a number of illustrations to Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. A retrospective exhibition of her drawings was held at Manchester City Art Gallery in 1939.