Bill Hall was born and raised in south Alabama. He received his BFA degree in studio art from the University of Alabama in 1973, following a four-year stint in the Air Force. In 1976, he earned an MFA degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Texas, Austin.
Moving to New York in 1982 marked the beginning of Hall’s career as a collaborating printer. He began as the night manager and a daytime printer at Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop. Four years later, he established his own printmaking studio, NYLE Press, and then joined Pace Editions in 1988.
As master intaglio printer at Pace for twenty-seven years, Hall collaborated on hundreds of print editions and worked with many well known artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Mary Heilmann, Robert Mangold and James Turrell. While at Pace, he was an assistant to Aldo Crommelynck, the renowned master printer known for his extensive collaborations with Picasso.
Bill Hall retired from Pace Editions in 2015. His home and studio are in Asheville, North Carolina. His work is represented by: