Biography for Scientific Illustrator Roger Hall

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Roger Hall first became interested in illustration as a young child, through the influence of an artistic older brother. As a teenager he developed an affinity for such artists as Gustave Dore, Albrect Durer, and MC Escher, and decided to try his own hand at drawing.

While most of Roger's drawing ability was self-taught, he did receive some formal training at the Bougie Studio in Minneapolis. Afterwards he started working regularly within the medium of pen and ink. He developed a particular interest in rendering wildlife and architectural subjects, and began to show his work at galleries in and around the Twin Cities, including Uptown Art in Minneapolis proper. His artwork has appeared in newspapers, brochures, websites, and books.

Roger's love of nature serves as a continuing source of inspiration, motivating him not only as an artist, but also as an environmental advocate.  He is a member of the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Defenders of Wildlife, and contributes regularly to environmental causes.  Additionally, Roger is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, a global organization comprised exclusively of artists specializing in ecological and wildlife themes. His Facebook page has over 1,500 fans. On June 8th he was featured in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

"What continues to inspire me is the beauty of my subjects and my desire to share my vision of the world with others," he says.  This vision has been enhanced and expanded by his travels throughout Europe and Costa Rica, as well as within the state of California, where he now resides.