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E. McCarthy Allen

Biography :

Ed is a contemporary realism artist and developed his first interest in art at the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago as a young boy.  He currently makes his home in Castle Rock, Colorado where he and his wife have resided for the past 14 years.  His first attempts at creating art began with a decision to try his hand at sculpture. But over time he turned his focus to painting.  

After graduating from the University of Chicago and completing his military service, he lived and worked in many different locales throughout the U.S (California, New York, Colorado, the Midwest) and for a number of years in Europe.  His formal painting background includes training in watercolor, gouache, and oils.  He studied at the Art Students League of Denver, where he honed his skills with nationally recognized artists such as Rick Brogan, Jane Jones, and Mark Thompson. His work is shown in juried shows and exhibitions throughout the Midwest and the rocky mountain region.  

He is currently a member of the Art Students League of Denver, the Watercolor Society of America, and the Society of Egg Tempera Painters. The recipient of numerous awards, he shows his work Colorado and Arizona galleries. His work is also exhibited in a number of private collections across the country.  He is presently represented by the Santa Fe Fine Art Brokerage and Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Art of Life Gallery in Denver, and the QRSorytelling Gallery in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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