From his Granite Falls studio in a former Episcopal church built in 1889, artist Bradley D. Hall captures it all with his signature linoleum block prints—from life’s little moments to the grand landscapes of Minnesota and the Midwest. Hand-carved, -watercolored, and -printed, his art is pure storytelling with wit and realism.
But where did it all begin? While working in factories, Hall enrolled in art classes at the American Academy of Art in downtown Chicago. What he learned during that experience launched his career as both an artist and art teacher upon his return to Minnesota.
Today, the factory work is behind him. Instead, his days are spent in that sunlit church under the watchful eye of his studio cat, Vern.
Midwest Home features local makers in each issue via The Collective. Find more on midwesthome.com/thecollective. Curated by Jerrod Sumner, founder of Brandtabulous, a Minneapolis-based marketing and brand storytelling agency that specializes in promoting American makers, including the one featured on this page. brandtabulous.com