James A.  Allen

Medium(s): Painting

Summary/Artist Statement:

James Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1942. He received his BFA from the University of Notre Dame in 1964 and an MFA from Wayne State University in 1968. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, in 1965-66. His work most often focuses on humanistic and societal issues. His larger paintings typically employ near-life-size cutout figures that utilize the blank walls as a universal and timeless field. Other series for which Allen is known are his ongoing "American Folk Tale" drawings and the small-scale "In The Woods" paintings that play with language and flirt with surrealism. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Daemen College.

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Contact Details:

413 458-2818



833 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14216

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