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 Margo Newton Allen  (1895 - 1988)

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Lived/Active: Louisiana/Massachusetts/South Carolina      Known for: portrait sculpture, terra cotta relief

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BIOGRAPHY for Margo Allen
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1895 (Lincoln, Massachusetts)
 
Death
1988 (Sumter, South Carolina)

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Louisiana/Massachusetts/South Carolina

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Born in Lincoln, Massachusetts, Margo Allen was a sculptor, painter and teacher who was noted for her garden sculptures, portraits and bas reliefs in bronze and terra cotta.

She was active in Boston, Cohasset, and Provincetown, Massachusetts and from 1943, was a teacher at Southwestern Louisiana Institute. She also did paintings of Indians in the Southwest and Mexico and painted in Florida.

She studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and the Academy Rome and spent time in Italy working in marble at Gelli Studio in Querceta and also attended the Venturini School of Encaustic Painting.

She married Harry Hutchinson Shaw.


Source:
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki Kovinick, "An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West"

Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
Born Lafayette, Louisiana on December 3, 1895

Education : Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Naum Los School; British Academy; Rome with Naum Los, Frederick Allen, Charles Grafly, Bela Pratt.

Member National Sculpture Society; Boston Sculpture School

Exhibited : Junior League in Boston 1929; National Academy of Design; Palace of Legion of Honor; Houston Museum of Art; Dallas Museum; Joslyn Museum; Currier Gallery

Work : Portrait; Busts, bas-reliefs; United States Ship Constitution; HMS Dragon; War Memorial in Choasset, MA; church in Winchester, Ma; Clearwater Art Museum

Source:
Peter Hastings Falk (editor), Who Was Who in American Art

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