John ‘Hall’ Thorpe was a popular printmaker and artist between the wars. His colour woodcuts depicting still life designs were typically deco and very easy on the eye. One of the foundations of his art practice was to bring peace and tranquility into the home, an avid christian, Thorpe felt that this was his contribution to society. Thorpe, originally from Sydney, worked primarily in London, but his works were sold in Australia, The USA and Europe.
Originally created for a decorative function in the home, today Hall Thorpe’s works are brilliant examples of Art Deco design.