(1899 - 1987)
Allen Russell Saalburg was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois / France. Allen Saalburg is known for newspaper cartoons, murals, printing, illustration.
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Biography Allen Saalburg
Allen Saalburg was born June 25, 1899 in Rochelle, Illinois. Charles Saalburg, his father, a newspaper cartoonist and printer, moved the family to New York when he obtained a patent for early four-color printing, first used to print the cartoon strip The Yellow Kid.
Allen Saalburg studied painting at Pratt Institute, and with William Sloan at the Art Students League, 1918-1920. In 1927, he joined his brother, Leslie, an illustrator, in Paris for three years. He exhibited paintings at Bernheim-Jeune, the Right Bank gallery known for its adventurous displays of early modern art.
Saalburg's paintings were exhibited in a one-man show in November, 1929, some months after fellow American Gerald Murphy's larger e