Biography

27-01-1937      Born in Voorburg as the daughter of Elly Richard, painter, and Bernard Blom, engineer.
1948-1954 Attends the Montessori Lyceum in Rotterdam 
1954-1957       Attends the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague 
1955 Wins the first prize in a competition for a tile commemorating the tenth anniversary of the liberation of Holland. The tile is produced in a run of 20,000 copies.
1957-1959      Attends the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam.
1959               Marries the medical student Eylard van Hall, now emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Leiden University Medical Cent.   
1960, 1962, 1966 Her children Eric, Jurriaan and Eva are born. 
1969 Shares the Jacob den Hartogh Material Award with the Belgian sculptor Jules Vermeire. 
1969-1970       Spends a year with the family in the United States; takes a course in new materials at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C.
1972                Moves to Noordwijk, where she has lived and worked since.
1974                Daughter Eva dies. 
1979-2012        Starts paying frequent working visits to Pietrasanta, Italy (Studio Sem). 
1983                Retrospective exhibition at the Center of Fine Arts De Beyerd in Breda. Publication of monography Maja van Hall: sculpture of the past twenty years (© 1983, De Beyerd, Breda and Gary Schwarz, Maarssen)
1984-1994        Teacher, later head of Sculpture Department, Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede
1985               Attends Anthony Caro workshop, Jan van Eyk Academy, Maastricht. 
1997               Retrospective exhibition on the occasion of her 60th life year in the Artists Association Pulchri Studio in The Hague. Publication of monography Maja van Hall - Een Beeld (© 1997, van Lindonk Productions, Maarssen)
 2005-2012        Member Sculpture Network 
 2005               Publication of monography Maja van Hall - In Beeld (© 2005, Hallart Foundation, Noordwijk)
 2007-2012       Member, later fellow Royal British Society of Sculptors 
 2012                Retrospective exhibition My work is my biography: the sculpture of Maja van Hall on the occasion of her 75th life year in Museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen, The Hague. (2012)
 2012                Publication of monography Maja van Hall (© 2012, WBooks, Zwolle/Sculpture Institute, Scheveningen)