Hall Groat II
Hall Groat II is a prolific painter whose work is noted for its beauty, use of light and shadow and evocative depictions of diverse subjects. Groat’s painterly realist style is devoid of the rigid formality of contemporary hyperrealism, where his work projects a romantic emotion and sense of timelessness. His primary subjects include portraits, landscapes, city scenes, desserts, cocktail glasses, flowers, still lifes and narrative paintings. Groat takes a classical approach to modern subjects and his subtle use of light results in a certain intimacy. Groat began to paint as a child, as his father is a successful impressionist painter. He has produced and sold more than 2,000 oil paintings so far in his short career. Just recently, he has made his vast collection of artwork available in the form of a giclée. These are high quality prints with a canvas-like texture that make his work more accessible to discriminating art buyers. Groat is currently professor and chairman of Art and Design at SUNY Broome Community College in New York, and teaches foundation courses in painting, drawing, and computer graphics. Groat earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Brooklyn College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Binghamton University. Groat has had numerous one-person exhibitions, which include Everson Museum, Roberson Museum, Cazenovia College, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Le Moyne College, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum, Washington and Jefferson College, along with participating in dozens of group shows throughout the United States. His work is included in private and public collections internationally, which include the famous and notable, along with Clear Channel Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cellular One, House and Garden, LTD., Sheraton Hotel Corporation, Binghamton University, Everson Museum of Art, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute of Art, The State University of New York system, Roberson Museum and Washington Jefferson College.