John Williams Allison
John Williams Allison was active/lived in New Jersey. John Allison is known for painting, composing, folk songs.
Biography John Williams Allison
The multi-talented John Allison was born in 1893 on the Palisades in Englewood, New Jersey. Known today primarily for his for his work as a songwriter, arranger, and historian of American folk music, his first ambitions were in the graphic arts. His early paintings are marked by the influence of his friend and teacher Van Perrine (1869-1955), as well as an affinity with the work of Albert Pinkham Ryder.
In 1931, 1932, and 1933, Allison had one-man shows at the prestigious Ferargil and Montross galleries in New York, and his paintings were included in group exhibitions throughout the country, notably at the National Academy (Annual Exhibit, 1937) and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.
Although Allison painted thr
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