ALLEN, MARION BOYD

ALLEN, MARION BOYDBorn Boston 1862Died Boston 1941Marion Boyd Allen was born and raised in Boston in 1862. Little is known about her early schooling. She didn't begin her art career until she was forty years old, when she began studying at the School of Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1902. She studied under such masters as Edmund Tarbell and Frank Weston Benson. In 1905 she married William Allen, and became a widow in 1911. She had no children. She was well known as a portrait artist, her most famous portrait was of sculptor Anna Vaughn Hyett. Allen's art was in many exhibits during her lifetime and she was also a member of the Gild of Boston Artists. She traveled west in the 1920s where she painted landscapes and portraits of Native Americans. She visited New Hampshire in 1937 and painted several landscapes.
MacIntyre, Frances Sheffield. Women Artists in the White Mountains, 1840-1940. Exhibition, February 11 to April 1, 2012. Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, Florida.
CLOUDS ON PAUGUS RANGES. (L/R) Oil16.0 x 20.0 (40.64 x 50.8).Owners:
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