Tucker, Allen – American artist & architect

Allen Tucker (1866-1939)

Allen Tucker was born in Brooklyn in 1866 and worked as both an architect and a painter, eventually painting full time by 1904. He was known to have been heavily influenced by Vincent Van Gogh, prompting his contemporaries to refer to him as “Vincent in America”. His style evolved to encompass several modernist movements, and he was an influential figure in bringing abstract art to America.

Tucker was a member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, exhibited in a one-man show at the Whitney Studio Club in 1918, and taught at the Art Students’ League from 1921 to 1928. His works are housed in several collections throughout the United States.

Information courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions, October 2006.

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