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Featured Artist: Charles Curtis Allen, N.A., 1886-1950

Featured Artist: Charles Curtis Allen, N.A., 1886-1950

Charles Curtis Allen captured a mood on canvas that reflected a new landscape style emerging from the art influences of the first generation of the Boston School. Surrounded by his teachers such as Philip Hale, Hermann Dudley Murphy, and Frank Duveneck, Allen went on to mold their influences into his own interpretation of nature.

His oil and watercolor paintings exemplify his interest in the use of mountain shadows and light. It was this and New England’s landscape tradition that led Allen to paint amongst New Hampshire’s White Mountain range, the Mount Monadnock region, Vermont’s Mount Mansfield and its surrounding areas. The possibilities of capturing the different moods of nature also led him to coastal New England where he frequented Ogunquit, Maine, having a studio there from time to time. Allen also found inspiration and taught classes from Boothbay, Maine to Gloucester, Massachusetts, painting rocky shores to quiet fishing villages.

Allen exhibited and represented numerous institutions such as the National Academy of Design, Ogunquit Art Association, Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Watercolor Club, Rockport Art Association, Vose Galleries of Boston and the American Watercolor Society.

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