Born in 1927, Hal McIntosh's art career started in early childhood with studies at the Detroit Art Institute and the Toledo Museum.  He became the youngest person ever to be invited to set up his easl at the Research Studio (now the Maitland Art Center) founded and run by the famed artist and architect Andre Smith and financed by Mary Curtis Bak, the daughter of the publishing magnate Cyrus Curtis.  It was there that Hal became friends with Charles Prendergast, the brother of Maurice, and a painter in his own right.

Formal studies were at the University of Michigan with a Graduate Degree followed by a teaching position in sculpture and design.  Following school he worked with the portrait painter Jerry Farnsworth and his wife Helen Sawyer [represented in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum  in New York] at the North Truro School of Art on Cape Cod Massachussetts.  While there he learned portraiture well and over the years has produced over two thousand fifteen hundred One portrait of Mrs Walter P. Chrysler was completed at a sitting where all the while the radio was abuzz with the news of the sinking of the Andrea Doria!  From his home on Cape Cod Hal can see the home of Edward Hopper, whom he knew and admired.

Mr. McIntosh is the rare painter who has always made his living as an artist.  He has conducted many classes as Director of the Lynchburg Virginia Fine Art Center for five years, for thirty years at his own school in Winter Park Florida, and at Loch Haven School now the Orlando Museum.  Durring these years he has had Thirty six One-Man-Shows at Galleries from Winter Park and Naples Florida to venues on Cape Cod.  He is a founding member of the Winter Park Art Festival, now in it's 54th year, where he exhibited 17 times, and is a former Artistic Director for The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park.

Hal maintains studios in Winter Park and on Cape Cod, following the seasons while continuing to paint his favorite subjects.


     Florida:                 The Mary Curtis Bok Research Studio
                                 The Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival (founding member)

                                 The Golden Cricket Gallery
                                 The Barbazon Gallery

                                 The Center Street Gallery

                                 Solarte Gallery

                                 The Miller Gallery (Winter Park and Cincinnati, OH)

                                 The Naples Art Gallery

                                 Gallery One, Naples (and Petosky, MI)

                                 The Maitland Art Center

                                 Walt Disney Epcot Center
                                 Epcot Art In The Garden
                                 Casa Feliz
                                 Lake Eustis Museum of Art


     Cape Cod:             The North Truro Gallery

                                 The Blue Herron Gallery

                                 The Left Bank Gallery




     Hal McIntosh has paintings in many collections here and abroad, including the following;

                                 The American Embassy, Pakistan

                                 The Tupperware Corporation

                                 The Orlando Airport Authority

                                 Barnet Banks of Florida


                                 Jose Ferrer

                                 Princess Yasmin Aga Kahn

                                 Mr. Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.

                                 Sun Trust of Florida

                                 The Orlando Utilities Commission

                                 The City of Winter Park
                                 Epcot World Showcase