Pocket Billiards - Eight Pool Balls

20.00"W x 16.00"H x 0.8"D

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Hall Groat II


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: pop art, popart, colorful painting, contemporary art, photorealism, oil still life, pool balls, pocket-watch, sports art, pool ball

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2016

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Pocket Billiards -Eight Pool Balls 16x20 in.Original Oil on canvas HALL GROAT II 16x20 in.Original Oil on canvas HALL GROAT II

This original oil on stretched canvas painting is a stunning realist depiction of five luminous pool balls. The piece is painted in a painterly classical Dutch master realist style, which is a lost art at this point in history. The colors include golden ocher, blue, umber, red, yellow, violet, gray and white. Through the years I've often explored still life pieces involving various sporting objects, including baseballs, soccer balls, footballs, tennis balls, etc. These sort of popular culture subjects inspire me!

Painter Hall Groat II, professor and chairman of Art and Design at SUNY Broome Community College, teaches foundation courses in painting, drawing, color theory, and computer graphics. Groat earned a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from City University of New York at Brooklyn, a bachelor of arts in art history, minoring in studio art at Binghamton University, and attended graduate and certificate programs at Buffalo State College, Syracuse University, and Savannah College of Art and Design. He also attended summer sessions at Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt. Groat has had one-person exhibitions at Everson Museum of Art, Roberson Museum of Art, Finger Lakes Community College, Cazenovia College, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Lemoyne College, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, and Washington and Jefferson College, and has participated in dozens of group shows throughout the United States. In 2004 Groat was included in the Roberson Museum Center's exhibition, “The Cosmos and Chaos: a Cultural Paradox,” with artists Lucian Freud, Eric Fischl, Jerome Witkin and several other contemporary artists. His work is included in private and public collections internationally, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, 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 Science Center and Washington Jefferson College.

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