ALLEN, James

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James Allen

James J. Allen was born at Framlingham, Suffolk, the youngest son of Percy Frederick Allen (1866-5 August 1935), one of the town's butchers, and his wife Fanny Eva née Wade (1878-23 June 1952), who married at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1900. From an early age James took a keen interest in sketching, both landscape and wildlife. He joined the Army and served with the East Anglian Regimental Band during which time he commenced studying oil painting. On leaving the Army he settled in Norwich, working for Laurence & Scott's Electro Motors Plc, as an industrial artist. In 1977, he decided to become a professional artist, concentrating on local East Anglian landscapes & seascapes, wildlife and more recently, still life, working in oil on small canvas boards. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1972-1982 and his work has been exhibited throughout East Anglia also at the Royal Academy from 21 Highland Road, Norwich in 1984 'Poppies and Marmalade', also showing at the Royal Miniature Society and he regularly exhibits at the Southwold Gallery, Suffolk. Many of his pictures are in collections in the UK and abroad. He was living at Rockland All Saints, Norfolk in 2014.

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