School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Display artist/maker:

Ralph Allen

Born: 1926, United Kingdom, England, Northamptonshire, Raunds   Died: 2019, Canada, Ontario, Kingston

Canadian painter. He was born (1926) and educated in England, graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in London (1953). He had a long career in fine art education starting in 1957, working at Queen’s University. From 1963 to 1973, Allen was director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. He was a professor of art in the Fine Arts department (1972–87), and finally professor emeritus on his retirement in 1987. His work in the 1990s was in partnership with the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP). He exhibited artwork in 15 shows prior to 1973, receiving several Canada Council grants, gaining critical attention. He did not show his work again until after his retirement, with four shows of new works in the early 1990s. He died in Canada, Ontario, Kingston in 2019.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Prelude OP236 Oil Paintings