Gordon Allen`s work includes oils, watercolors, etchings and illustrations. His drawings have appeared in hundreds of books and publications while his paintings and etchings are in collections across the country. Born in Baltimore in 1953, he grew up loving art and the outdoors. After one year at the MD Institute College of Art, he embarked on his career as an artist when he illustrated the first of what was to be many books in the sporting genre. In his mid-twenties, while illustrating for a living, he studied etching. Learning mostly by trial and error, he concentrated on understanding the traditional techniques of etchers like Rembrandt, and was eventually able to build a business selling his etchings in galleries across the USA. The success of this business freed him up from having to illustrate and allowed him to focus on painting. Most of his paintings are done en plein air in the American Impressionist tradition, and his subjects range from wilderness settings to rural and urban landscapes, as well as portraits and still lives.
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