Born in Chicago, IL in 1871. Allen studied at the AIC and taught design there briefly. He came to San Francisco during the PPIE of 1915 and opted to remain. A still life specialist, he painted in his leisure and headed the interior design department at Gump's for many years. He died in Contra Costa County, CA on Sept. 24, 1966. Exh: Artists Barn (Fillmore), 1937; GGIE, 1940; Palo Alto Public Library, 1950 (solo).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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