GEORGE WM ALLEN

GEORGE WM ALLEN

George Wm Allen, born in 1948, is an award-winning artist whose works hang in public and private collections throughout the United States.  George has lived and studied art in France, where he became directly acquainted with European art.  He has also studied with Zheng Wen Xin, one of China’s foremost representational oil painters, Alvin Gittins, Utah’s most famous portrait and figurative artist, and Daniel Greene, the well known New York portrait and figurative painter.  His work has also been inspired and influenced by Michaelangelo, Nicolai Fechin, David Leffel and Ann Marie Oborn.  Like Nicolai Fechin, George Wm Allen has been drawn to New Mexico, its people and its strong tradition of supporting the arts.  Although he is now a fulltime artist, for twelve years George taught art at Salt Lake Community College, including still life painting, advanced painting, life drawing, and anatomy.  His classes were always in high demand.  His work has been featured in “Utah Artists,” a respected book of work from Utah’s best artists.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I have become the consummate observer of other artists, learning to hone those positive impressions of their styles and techniques, and allowing it to filter through to form my own expression.  I am an artistic bandit if you will, stealing and interpreting the strengths of the many great painters who have and continue to influence me. “- George Wm Allen