John C. Hall was an artist in Laguna Beach for over 30 years. As one of the original founders of The Cove Gallery, Laguna Beach, he showed his work of abstract acrylics in the gallery as well as multiple individual exhibitions throughout Orange County.
John studied art out of high school, but then attended UCLA on an ROTC scholarship with a degree in business. After serving as a pilot in the United States Navy, he pursued an MBA at USC. During his distinguished business career, John continued his love of art by collecting diverse works of artists he admired and displaying them in his home.
John was a big believer in lifelong education and during his business career was a professor at Cal State Los Angeles in the School of Business.
Upon his retirement from business, he actively pursued his passion of painting and developed an extensive body of work that has been displayed and sold across the United States.
John lived in Dana Point for over 50 years with his wife Barbara. His family also includes his daughter Linda, son-in-law Sanford, who is a Cal Poly Pomona graduate, granddaughter Taylor and her husband Matt, and great granddaughter Jorie. He had 7 nieces and nephews whom he shared his love of skiing and art with as well as his business acumen.
A John C. Hall Scholarship for Art is to honor John’s commitment to education and his passion for art. The purpose of this endowed scholarship is to provide financial assistance to support students in art and art history.
If you would like to donate by mail, please make checks payable to Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation
Memo line: John C Hall Scholarship for Art
Cal Poly Pomona Gift Processing
P.O. Box 3121
Pomona, CA 91769
*The purpose of this campaign is to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of John C. Hall. In the event the amount raised is less than $50,000 by November 2026, the fund will not be endowed and instead will be kept in a spendable account for supporting an annual scholarship until funding is exhausted.
For further questions, please contact Jenkins Shannon, Sr. Director of Development, College of Environmental Design at (909) 869.5128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org