Frederick Hall, more commonly known as Fred Hall was born at Stillington in Yorkshire in 1860. He studied at the Lincoln School of Art from 1879, before moving on to study under Charles Verlat (1824-1890) in Antwerp at Verlats prestigious Academy . Fred Hall was known for his impressionist landscapes often with animals. In 1888 he became a member of the Newlyn School in Cornwall living at Faugan House, Faugan Lane in Newlyn, joining fellow ex-Lincoln School of Art student, Frank Bramley (1857-1915), where he remained until 1898 and is notable for both his series of witty caricatures of his fellow Newlyn artists, including Frank Bramley, Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947), and Norman Garstin (1847-1926), and his artistic development away from the strict realism of the Newlyn School towards impressionism.
Hall exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1886 onward and at the Paris Salon, winning gold there in 1912 also exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists on Suffolk Street, London, the Grosvenor Gallery, the New Gallery, and the New English Art Club.