New Paintings By George Allen
Original Oil Painting
6" H x 6" W
George Allan has become
one of the most respected artists in Hawaii, both by his peers and by the academic community. He is a
sought-after teacher, usually conducting his classes out-of-doors on location at his easal
in the plein aire style.
"Ka'e'e' at Wailua'iki "
Original Oil Painting
16" H x 14" W
Born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1937, George Allan
attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology before setting off to study the world's master artists and
their work. He traveled for twelve years throughout the South Pacific, North and South America, Europe, and Russia.
Austria became homebase for ten of those years, while he taught skiing and painted.
George also spent a couple of years in London during this period, spending countless hours in
museums and galleries. Says George, "Monet, Toullouse Lautrec are among my favorite artists ... I was in awe of
the Impressionists, and studied their paintings first-hand as often as I could."
In 1973, while painting in Denmark, George was invited
to help sail the Carthaginian II (refitted as a replica of an 1800's whaling ship) and four months later arrived in
Lahaina on the Island of Maui, Hawaii. George planned on only spending a few weeks in Hawaii, however he immediately
found himself involved with the Lahaina Art Society. As George puts it, "I thought that I’d stay in Hawaii long enough
to get rested, but I kept getting more and more involved. Then I found myself growing as an artist. Where in Europe I
was merely absorbing, here I was beginning to express what I had learned during the past 12 years." Part of George's
involvement included getting married to his wife, Janet, a year and a half after arriving!
Mr. Allan's works are in the collections of the Morey
Management Group, IBM Corporation, First Hawaiian Bank, Time Oil Company, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the
Arts, the City and County of Honolulu, County of Maui, and in numerous other public, corporate and private collections
throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Far East.
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Hana Coast Gallery.
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