2016 Featured Artist
Polo at the Point is proud to announce Nall the Artist as our 2016 Featured Artist. The featured piece will be up for bid in the Silent Auction tent. Nall will be on hand with many of his other works and prints in his own tent located close to the Merchandise Tent.
Nall, born in 1948 as Fred Nall Hollis in Troy, Alabama, earned his degree in art, political science and psychology from The University of Alabama and studied at the prestigious Ecole Nationale de Beaux Arts in Paris.
His works have been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. His participation in international porcelain fairs includes the Caroussel du Louvre in Paris; Stuttgart, Germany; the Château do Bagatelle in Neuilly; at Podium boutique in Moscow, Russia; and in New York’s Arts and Crafts Museum and “Murano Memories” group show. His signature dinnerware porcelain has been produced by Havelind and Parlon, Royal Limoges, The Tunisian Porcelain Company, and Monaco Porcelain Company. He has had four postage stamps produced by the Principality of Monaco.
Nall has created commissioned works for the New York’s National Arts Club; Cathedral of Saint-Paul de Vence; Prince Albert II of Monaco; The Tuscany Council for Culture; Puccini Festival Foundation; Pisa International Airport, Italy; St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, Italy; and St. Augustine Museum. He was Monaco Artist in Residence, 2013-2014. His monumental “Peace Frame” is permanently installed as the doorway to Pietrasanta, Italy and at Monaco’s harbor, voted the most photographed site in the city. His latest monumental sculpture “Japanese Magnolia” is permanently installed in Monaco.
Nall’s work is held in permanent collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Bibliotec Nationale Paris, among others. He is the recipient of Mary Ellen LoPresti ARLIS/Southeast Publishing Award for Best Art Book for “Alabama Art” (Black Belt Press) and works to promote Alabama artists by curating their works into RSA Hotels in Alabama. Nall’s work as well as his Alabama Arts Collection is a featured attraction of the Grand Hotel Resort and Spa, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Renaissance Montgomery and Conference Center, Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center, Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort & Spa, Marriot Shoals Hotel & Spa and The Battle House Hotel, .
He has received the 1998 Alumnus Art Award by The University of Alabama’s Society for the Fine Arts, a Doctorate Honoris Causa from Troy University, Troy, Alabama; and Alabama’s Distinguished Artist of the Year award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Five hardcover books have been published on his work. His passion has become working with young students who have had problems with drus and alcohol abuse for the past 30 years. Nall lives and works in Fairhope, Alabama.