Nall

Nall (Fred Nall Hollis) was born in Arab, Alabama and has resided in Fairhope. Nall received a degree in Art, Political Science and Psychology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

In 1986 he bought Jean Dubuffet's studio in Vence, France, and later purchased the Karoly Foundation and rechristened it the N.A.L.L. Art Association.

Nall has exhibited his works in galleries and museums around the world, and is included in many major collections. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Troy State University.

Nall designed "Tuscia's Roses", and "Mediterranean Gold" , porcelain manufactured by R. Haviland and C. Parlon of Limoges. Portrait commissions include: Prince Albert of Moanco, Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Truman Capote, Helen Keller, Booker T. Washington, and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird".

For the Year 2000, he curated "Alabama Art" including the works of thirteen Alabama Artists and published a book based on the show.

Monaco has published a postage stamp from a work created for their T.V. Festival, and installed two monumental "Pensee Sunrise and Sunset " Mosaics in L'Opio tiles in their new cultural center the Grimaldi Forum.

The RSA Tower and the Battle House Hotel have been inaugurated in 2007 with Nall's works as the centerpiece to the main lobbies. The Japanese Magnolia theme of the RSA Tower lobby exhibits in a huge tapestry, 12 original photographs of the flower in various stages of bloom, and an "out of the box" painting of the flower.

Works in the Mobile Museum of Art include "Le Chasse" (1995); "Portrait of Jimmie Lee Suddeth" (1999), and "Cross of Saint Francis" (2006). Nall's Sculpture "Bible Belt" has been added to the Mobile's Museum walking trail. "Bible Belt" was cast in bronze in Pietrasanta, Italy, and was originally made for his production "Sculpire le Opera" of The National Puccini Festival's production of "La Fanciulla del West", in Torre del Lago-Puccini, Italy, in which Nall designed the costumes and sets.

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