ALLEN, GEORGE R.
ALLEN, GEORGE R. (1830–?). George R. Allen was born in Connecticut in 1830 and moved, probably in 1849, to Huntsville, Texas, where he advertised as a portrait painter. There he painted portraits of Henderson K. Yoakum and members of Sam Houston's family, including Nancy Lea and Margaret Moffette Lea Houston. The severe style that characterizes his art is reminiscent of eighteenth-century Dutch portraiture. His work is stiff and rather two-dimensional with little modeling to the forms; and with the exception of flesh tones, his palette is almost colorless. After leaving Huntsville, Allen seems to have made Galveston the center of his activities.
Pauline A. Pinckney, Painting in Texas: The Nineteenth Century (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Pauline A. Pinckney, "ALLEN, GEORGE R.," accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fal19.
Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Modified on November 1, 2019. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.