Thomas Allen

1849 – 1924


Thomas Allen (1849-1924) was born in St. Louis where he became a painter known for landscape and animal subjects. He settled in Boston where he chaired the faculty of the Boston Museum School of Drawing and Painting and was also President of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The son of a Congressman, he studied art in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri at Washington University then traveled widely. In 1869, he went to the Rocky Mountains with a professor and in 1871 was in Ecouen, a suburb of Paris. The next year he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dusseldorf, Germany and remained until his graduation in 1877. In 1878, he traveled again to the West and also to Texas where he painted in San Antonio including a work titled, “Evening at the Market in San Antonio,” which received recognition at the Paris Salon of 1882. By 1882, he settled in Boston, where he had a long and distinguished career. His art is in the Berkshire Museum, the Joslyn Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the San Antonia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Shown is an oil on canvas mounted on board. The painting is labeled on the verso with the artist’s signature in cursive, “Thomas Allen” and the title, “Deserted.” Ca 1890. 12.25” x 16”

Artist:  Thomas Allen

Date:  ca. 1890

Size:  12.25″ x 16″

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Price:  $1,695