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biography of Courtney ALLEN (1896-1969)

Birth place: Norfolk, VA

Addresses: Wash., DC, until at least 1924; New Rochelle, NY, 1947; North Truro, MA

Profession: Illustrator, sculptor, painter, etcher, printmaker

Studied: Corcoran Art Sch., Wash., DC, 1915-16; NAD, 1920-21; also with Charles W Hawthorne, Provincetown, Mass., 1919-21; C.C. Curran; Felix Mahoney, W.H.W. Bicknell.

Exhibited: Allied Artists Am.; Provincetown Art Assn.; Chrysler Art Mus.; Provincetown Hist. Mus.

Member: Beachcombers Cl., 1919; Provincetown AA (pres, 1952-52, 1956-58); SI; Allied A. Am.; New Rochelle AA

Work: Nat. Mus. Amer. History (linoleum block prints)

Comments: He began illustrating juvenvile magazines in 1922; later illustrated for: Colliers, Saturday Evening Post and other magazines, books. Brother of Jawne Donn Allen (see entry). Positions: Trustee, Chrysler Art Mus, Provincetown, 1960-68; pres, Truro Hist Soc, MA, 1969.

Sources: WW73; WW47; McMahan, Artists of Washington, D.C.; Crotty, 15


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