John Hall was born in 1943, he studied at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary and the Instituto Allende, Mexico.
Hall has held teaching positions in fine art at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of Calgary, and the Okanagan University College.
Currently Hall holds a professorship emeritus at the University of Calgary.
Hall was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975. His works are classified as hyper-realism, he often depicts every day items set in front of extremely colourful, busy and detailed backgrounds.
He is represented in many public collections including: National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, Edmonton Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Mendel Art Gallery, Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, Confederation Art Gallery & Museum, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Memorial University Art Gallery, University College of Cape Breton Art Gallery, University of Calgary, Canada Council Art Bank, Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Hall is also represented in numerous corporate and private collections and has received commissions from Calgary’s Foothills Hospital, the Royal Bank and Cineplex Odeon, among others.
Hall now lives and works in Kelowna, British Columbia.