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Charles Curtis Allen (1886-1950)

Charles Curtis Allen was born in Waban and studied at the Worcester Museum of Art School, where he began teaching while still a student. Allen was one of a younger generation of artists viewed as successors to the famous Boston School, and was known particularly for his White Mountain paintings.

During the summers he taught painting in Vermont, New Hampshire, and on the Maine coast. In the winter he ran The Allen School of Painting in Boston and maintained a studio in his home at 21 Kewadin Road in Waban. Mary Porter Bigelow was one of his students.

Allen was a member of many art associations and was instrumental in founding the Ogunquit Art Association in 1928.

Painting: "Carter Notch from Turtle Pond"