A painter of wildlife and landscapes. Doug Allen was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1935. He studied under W. J. Aylward (Howard Pyle pupil) at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and later with Paul Bransom in Jackson, WY. Over the years his work has been influenced by artists he has admired such as Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, W. R. Leigh, Carl Rungius and Frederic Remington.
Doug’s art career began as an illustrator of big game animals for magazines and books. His paintings and drawings appeared in numerous periodicals such as Outdoor Life, Sports Afield and the Reader’s Digest. Notable books he illustrated are Jack O’Connor’s “The Big Game Animals of North America”, Clyde Ormond’s, “The Complete Book of Hunting” and Diego Sada’s, “Animales Y Trofeos De Caza Mayor.” Collectively his illustrations have appeared in over thirty five books.
Doug’s paintings are represented in the collections of The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY; the Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada; Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA; and the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ; among others.
Having collected the works of N. C. Wyeth for many years, in 1972 Doug co-authored with his father, the book “N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals.” Additionally, he has written numerous articles about artists: Carl Rungius, Charles Livingston Bull, Philip R. Goodwin, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, A.B. Frost and N. C. Wyeth
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The bison has long been a favorite subject of mine to draw and paint. I remember first seeing them at the Bronx Zoo in New York when I was a little kid. These early trips to the zoo must have made a big impression on me. Since then a lot of time at the easel has been spent devoted to them.
The painting, Moonlight Vigil, is an arrangement of shapes casting shadows in a lone mid-winter’s landscape. For me the simpler, the better.