Frank Leonard Allen (1884-1966)

 

Frank Leonard Allen (1884-1966)
American painter & graphic artist ;
Frank L. Allen ; Frank Allen ; F.L. Allen ; F. L. Allen ; F. Leonard Allen ; 
[Born November 19, 1884 in Portland, ME – died October 17, 1966 in Somerville, MA]

 

FAD record control number: 42939 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Frank Leonard Allen (1884-1966) biography:

Birth: November 19, 1884 in Portland, ME ;
Death: October 17, 1966 in Somerville, MA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Scorpio ;

Known for: Night landscapes of forests, shore communities & farm landscapes ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ; pastel
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: Landscape ; animals ; farm landscapes ; shore communities ; forest ;

Areas: Portland, ME (1884-by ca.1902) ; Fitchburg, MA (ca.1902-1907) ; Needham, MA ; Boston, MA ; Brooklyn, NY (1912-1930) ; Detroit, MI (1930-1932) ; Boothbay Harbor, ME (1921-1942) ; Somerville, MA ; Rockport, MA ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Portland, ME (1884-by ca.1902) ; Fitchburg, MA (ca.1902- ) ; Needham, MA ; Boston, MA ; 220A Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY (1912-1930) ; Detroit, MI (1930-1932) ; Boothbay Harbor, ME (1921-1942) ; Somerville, MA ; Rockport, MA ;
Father: Frank Henry Allen Sr, a manager at a local Walter Lowney Co. ;
Mother: Eleanor Stather (McKinley) Allen ;
Relatives:
Spouse: Ruth T (Eriksson) Allen (1884-?), wife, also an artist instructor at Pratt Institute in ceramics ;
Children: Eleanore Judith Allen (1924-2006), daughter ; Erik Halway Allen (1918-1988), son ;

Training: Normal School of Art, Boston, MA (1902-1905) ; Massachusetts School of Art, Boston, MA (1934) ; Boston Museum School of Art, Boston, MA under Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938) & Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) ; Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) ; Art Students’ League of New York, New York, NY ; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA under Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935) ;
Instructors: Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938) ; Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) ; Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) ; Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935) ;
Work:

Taught: Y.M.C.A. Studio, Fitchburg, MA (1905), drawing & painting, work in all mediums ; High Normal College [now Beijing Normal University], Peking, China (1909-1912) ; Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn, NY (1912-1930) ; Yonkers School of Design, Yonkers, NY (1912-1930) ; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (1930-1932) ; Massachusetts School of Art, Boston, MA, head of the design department ; Boothbay Studios Art School, Boothbay Harbor, ME (1921-1942), director & taught with Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) ;
Students:

Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1912-1966) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, academician (1966) ; Freemasons, Rockport, MA, member (1958-1966) ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ;
Awards:

Milestones: Considered himself an expert on Chinese art after teaching in China in 1909 and lectured his entire life on the subject ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.42939

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Record birth date:
December 28, 2018

Last updated: October 28, 2019 at 17:35 pm

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