“The composition and play of color and light in Maine Fishing Shacks has always caught my eye. Allen manages to envelop most of the foreground in rich shadows while still keeping so much light and life in the work. The deep purples and blues caught in the shadows seamlessly transition to the more vibrant greens and blues in the background. I can easily imagine what it feels like to have that strong afternoon light pouring through the windows of the houses or warming the rocks in the far background.”
-Nora Owens, Gallery Associate
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This vibrant painting reveals the artist’s talent for portraying the unique character of the Maine shoreline and his love for all regions of his native New England. Allen kept a studio at Ogunquit for a time and was a member of the Ogunquit Art Association, but he also explored coves and fishing villages from Cape Neddick to Boothbay Harbor and may also have ventured as far north as Eastport.
Estate of the artist
With Vose Galleries, Boston, 1972
To private collection, Cabin John, Maryland, August 1974 to present
Previous Vose Galleries label, Inventory No. A-349