I am interested in making unique, contemplative contemporary landscapes that respectfully reference the masters of the past and pay homage to modern art.
Before retiring in 2013, Ken Hale was the Marguerite Fairchild Centennial Professor of Art at the University of Texas, College of Fine Arts. An internationally noted printmaker himself, Professor Hale was instrumental in developing the graduate printmaking program. In 1979, he founded and served as the Director for the Guest Artist in Printmaking Program. Professor Hale served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 1996 to 2005 and served as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Fine Arts 2006-2012.
Hale received his M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. He has been the recipient of several University research and travel awards, and in 1990 he received a Mid-America Arts Alliance National Endowment Fellowship. His prints are represented in collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Museum of American Art, Washington DC, the Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, the Atlantic Richfield Collection, the American Airlines Collection, the McNay Art Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth.