(1928-1997) Carlos Hall was born in New Mexico. He spent much time in Taos as a boy, because his great-aunt and great-uncle had a home there. Inspired at a young age by the Taos Founders, Hall began taking painting lessons at age nine.
He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Hall served as an officer in the U.S. Army and worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He moved to Mazatlan, Mexico where he operated a hotel. Upon returning to New Mexico, he was a partner in a gallery in Santa Fe.
In 1965, Hall and his wife, Sandy, moved to the Taos area so that he could devote himself to painting full-time. Hall was intrigued by the similarities in the patterns found in the surrounding mountains and repeated in the folds of the blankets worn by the Indians at Taos Pueblo. These motifs, often interpreted in dazzling color appear frequently in his work. Carlos Hall has been featured in Southwest Art magazine.