Allen D (Big Al) Carter
(1947 - 2008)
Allen D. (Big Al) Carter was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Virginia. Allen Carter is known for Figure, landscape, animal painting, art education.
Biography Allen D. (Big Al) Carter
Compulsive Painter Defied Stylistic Trends
By Matt Schudel
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 11, 2009; C07
Allen D. "Big Al" Carter, an immensely productive artist who defied stylistic trends and commercial expectations to pursue his singular vision on no one's terms but his own, died Dec. 18 of complications from diabetes at Virginia Hospital Center. He was 61 and lived in Alexandria.
Mr. Carter had exhibited his works widely since the 1970s, often receiving ecstatic reviews from critics, but he was never fully comfortable with the world of art galleries and patrons. Instead, he spent 30 years teaching in alternative schools in Arlington County while compulsively drawing and painting at home.Displaying 750 of 7106 characters.