(James) Junius Allen (1898-1962) [RA 1930-1962]

(James) Junius Allen Jr (1898-1962)
American landscape and seascape painter ;
Junius Allen ; James J. Allen ; James J. Allen, Jr. ; J.J. Allen ; J. J. Allen ; J. Junius Allen ;
[Born October, 1898 in Summit, NJ – died July 8, 1962 in New York, NY]

 

SAL record control number: 63508 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

(James) Junius Allen Jr (1898-1962) biography:

Birth: October, 1898 in Summit, NJ ;
Death: July 8, 1962 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Libra ;

Known for: Landscape painting ; seascape painting ; coastal landscapes ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: fishing villages ; sea ; ocean ; landscape ; hills ; mountains ; harbors ;

Areas: NJ ; New York, NY ; Hanover, Morris, NJ (1900) ; Union, NJ (1910) ; Worcester, MA (1914) ; Summit, NJ (1898, 1930) ; Milburn, NJ (1934) ; Bermuda (1934) ; Hackensack, NJ ; Provincetown, MA ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: NJ ; New York, NY ; Morris, NJ (1900) ; Union, NJ (1910) ; Summit, NJ (1930) ; Milburn, NJ (1934) ;
Father: James Junius Allen Sr (1867-1933) ;
Mother: Martha Gaunt (Woodward) Allen (1867-1945) ;
Relatives: Edwin Woodward Allen (1896-1978), brother ; Thomas Musgrave Allen (1902-?), brother ; Ethan A Allen (1907-1999), brother ;
Spouse: Clara Ray (Farwell) Allen (1899-1987), wife, married December 11, 1925 ;
Children: Patricia Allen (1928-?), daughter ;

Training: Kingsley Preparatory School, Elmhurst, NY ; Mentored by Arthur William Woelfle (1873-1936) ; New York School of Fine and Applied Art, New York, NY (ca.1919) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Studied under Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930), Francis Coates Jones (1857-1932), George Willoughby Maynard (1843-1923), Ivan Gregorewitch Olinsky (1878-1962) and George Elmer Browne (1871-1946) ;
Instructors: Arthur William Woelfle (1873-1936) ; Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930) ; Francis Coates Jones (1857-1932) ; George Willoughby Maynard (1843-1923) ; Ivan Gregorewitch Olinsky (1878-1962) ; George Elmer Browne (1871-1946) ;
Work: Portrait of Ethan Allen hung in a submarine of the same name ; Worked for a lithography company, New York, NY (ca.1919) ;

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Member: National Academy of Design, New York, NY, academician (1941-1962) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1930-1962), president (1957-1958), board of directors (1953-1954, 1957-1958, 1962-1963), corresponding secretary (1953-1954, 1962-1963), 1st vice-president (1948-1949), library committee (1938-1939), admissions committee vice-chairman (1939-1941, 1942-1943), admissions committee (1941-1942, 1962-1963), admissions committee ex-officio (1953-1954) ;
Exhibited with: Plainfield Public Library, art gallery, Plainfield, NJ (April 4-14, 1931), shown A Provincetown house ; New York World’s Fair, New York, NY (1939) ; Audubon Artists, New York, NY ; New Rochelle Art Association, New Rochelle, NY (1952) ; American Artists Professional League, New York, NY ; Plainfield Art Association, Painfield, NJ (1951) ; Montclair Art Association, Montclair, NJ (1951) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1933) (1955) ; New Jersey Gallery, Newark, NJ (1934) ; Allied Artists of America, New York, NY (1943, 1949) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, shown Summertime, Provincetown (1930), shown A backyard in Provincetown (1931), shown On Chip Hill, Provincetown (1932), shown A bit of Gloucester (1933), shown The lobsterman (1933), shown By the Tide-Provincetown (1934), shown Old Parker Castle, Perth Amboy (1935) ; shown Gloucester swordfisher (1935), shown Moutain top (1936), shown Lower Passaic-Winter (1937), shown Winter stream (1937), shown River street (1938), shown At City Hall Park (1938), shown Ravine crossing (1939), shown Winter landscape (1939) ;
Awards: Plainfield Public Library, art gallery, Plainfield, NJ (April 4-14, 1931), third prize for A Provincetown house ; Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, prize (1943, 1949) ; New Jersey Gallery, Newark, NJ, prize (1934) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, prize (1933), purchase award (1955) ; Montclair Art Association, Montclair, NJ, medal (1951) ; Plainfield Art Association, Painfield, NJ, prize (1951) ; New Rochelle Art Association, New Rochelle, NY, prize (1952) ;

Milestones: Entered 302nd Field Battalion, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, Capt Upton, Long Island, NY for service in WWI (1917-1919) ;

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