Doe Stepping Into the Afternoon by Jesse Allen

Doe Stepping Into the Afternoon by Jesse Allen

Doe Stepping Into the Afternoon

Jesse Allen

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Title

Doe Stepping Into the Afternoon

 
Artist

Jesse Allen

  1936 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1972  
Technique
color aquatint 
Image Size
17 13/16 x 23 1/2" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 93  
Annotations
pencil dated "July 1972" and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23945 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Medievalist UCLA Professor Verdel Amos Kolve commented about Allen's works: "His childhood and adolescence were spent near the Rift Valley of Kenya and the wilderness, loneliness, and innocence of that landscape and its creatures - birds, animals, trees - have been preserved and metamorphosed into new worlds of the painter’s imagination, an inner country for the mind which these paintings, one at a time, delineate with absolute sureness and authenticity. They are not paintings of Africa: the animals are imaginary, as fantastic as any of the creatures of a medieval bestiary, and possessed of an extravagant beauty."

Painter and printmaker Jesse Allen was born in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa in 1936, into a British family who had immigrated from England in the 19th century. As a teen he was sent to school in England, where he eventually attended Oxford University and graduated with a degree in modern languages. After relocating to San Francisco, California in the early 1960s to teach at Stanford University, he began painting.

He would eventually retire from teaching to focus entirely on art, learning intaglio and lithography printmaking and working in oils and watercolors as well, exhibiting his work with Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco. He continues to live and work in Northern California.

 

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