Beautiful Monochromatic Oil on Board Painting by Donald F. Allan, March 2, 1927 ~ July 10, 2013. A Tin Cup Filled with Scallion Showing the Leafy Greens, Water Droplets Gently Running Down the Side From Scallions Having Just Been Pulled from The Cup Lying On the table. Hyper Realistic Yet Soft and Dreamy, Donald Allan Captures a Moment in This Grey and Black Still Life. Fitting in a Modernist Environment as Well as a Traditional One.
Sight Line 7 1/2" X 9 5/8", Framed 12 1/4" x 14 1/4"
"Don was one of seven children born to Henry Kirby Allan and Sarah Jane Barker. He was born March 2, 1927 in Springville, Utah, served in the military during World War II, a mission in the Northern States mission, and attended Springville High School and Brigham Young University. After marrying Thora Whiting in 1950, Don and Thora moved to New York City in 1951 allowing Don to study art at the National Academy of Art, the Art Students League, and the Salamagundi Club. Years later he studied at the Porte Royale in Paris, France. In his 60-year career as a fine artist, he has sold more than 10,000 paintings thereby improving the lives of thousands. He also was awarded numerous prizes and medals for his painting in various art shows and competitions including the 1978 Bronze Medal from the National Academy of Art in New York City. One art critic suggested that, "...a desire to bring beauty and happiness into the world impels Mr. Allan to paint such beautiful paintings..."