John Howard Allen (1866-1953)


John Howard Allen (1866-1953)

John Howard Allen (1866-1953)
American Tonalist / Impressionist landscape painter & doctor ;
Dr. John Howard Allen ; J.H. Allen, MD ; J.H. Allen ; J. H. Allen ; Dr. J. H. Allen ; John H. Allen ; 
[Born May 10, 1866 in Brownfield, ME – died January 13, 1953 in Cohoes, NY (possibly in Cape Elizabeth, ME but recorded in Cohoes, NY)]


FAD record control number: 54331 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


John Howard Allen (1866-1953) biography:

Birth: May 10, 1866 in Brownfield, ME ;
Death: January 13, 1953 in Cohoes, NY (possibly in Cape Elizabeth, ME but recorded in Cohoes, NY) ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Taurus ;

Known for: Landscape painting ; Impressionist landscape painting ; Tonalist landscape paintings ; rural scenes ; still-life painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Mountains ; forest ; hills ; lake ;

Areas: Brownfield, ME ; Worcester, MA ; Portland, ME ; Boston, MA ; Cape Elizabeth, ME ; Ogunquit, ME ; Brunswick, ME ; Cohoes, NY
Region: North East ;
Lived: Worcester, MA ; Brownfield, ME ; Boston, MA ; Portland, ME ;
Father: Jeremiah Allen (?-?) ;
Mother: Margaret “Mary” (McLaughlan) Allen (1834-1900) ;
Relatives: George Henry Allen (1862-1934), brother ; Edward Allen (1868-?), brother ; Annie Allen (1867-1894), sister ;
Spouse: Martha G. (Stevens) Allen (1874-1959), wife, married June 7, 1905 in Portland, ME ;

Training: University of Pennsylvania, PA, medical doctor (class of 1902) ; Privately under Charles Herbert Woodbury (1864-1940), Ogunquit, ME ;
Instructors: Charles Herbert Woodbury (1864-1940), Ogunquit, ME [whom his work closely follows] ;
Work: Eye, ear, nose and throat doctor, Boston, MA & Portland, ME ; Worked as a clinical assistant in Otology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (1914-1921) ; Worked as an artist 1931-1953 (his death) upon retiring from being a doctor ;


Member: Portland Society of Art, Portland, MA ; Ogunquit Art Association, Ogunquit, MA ; Haylofters of Portland, ME ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1941-1953) ;
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Last updated: October 27, 2019 at 17:26 pm

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