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Ralph Allen (b. 1926)

Education

  • 1937        Kimbolton School
  • 1948-50   Sir John Cass College of Art, London, England
  • 1950-54   Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, England
    (First class diploma and one year post-graduate study)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1999  Edge of time, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1998 Edge of time, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1993 One man show, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Erindale Campus.
  • 1991  One man show, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1990 One man show Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1972 One man show, Knowles Gallery, Bath, Ontario
  • 1967 One man show, Dunkleman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964 One man show, Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960 One man show Waddington Gallery,  Montreal, Quebec
  • 1959 One man show, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

  • 1989  Royal Academy Members Exhibition,  Toronto, Ontario
  • 1988 Faculty Show, Agnes Etherington Art  Centre, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1975 Spring Exhibition, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1970  3D into the Seventies, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 Twenty Canadians, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 New Directions Exhibition, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Fifth Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1961 Fourth Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960 Four Canadians Exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960 Two man exhibition with Andre Beiler, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1959 Third Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1952 Young Contemporaries, London,  England

Grants & Awards

  • 1998 Pouch Cove residency, Newfoundland
  • 1998 Canada Council Travel Grant
  • 1998 Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant
  • 1991 Ontario Arts Council Material Assistance Grant
  • 1968 Canada Council Major Grant
  • 1960 Baxter Award, Canadian Society of Artists
  • 1960 Hadassah Prize, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Canada Council Scholarship for Creative Studies
  • 1959 Jesse Dow Prize, Montreal Museum Spring Show

Collections

  • Derbyshire Education Authority
  • Leeds University, England
  • Carlton University, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Queens Park Project commission, Government of Ontario
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  • London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
  • C.I.L. Collection
  • Vincent Price Collection
  • Zacks Collection
  • Hirshhorn Collection

Artist in Residence

  • 1972-73   Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Teaching

  • 1995 Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP), Queen’s University at Kasabonika First Nations Reserve.
  • 1995 ATEP Queen’s University at Moose Factory, First Nations Reserve.
  • 1987 Appointed Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1972 Full Professor Department of Fine Art, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1963-73 Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1958 Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1955-57   Assistant to Helen Lessore, Beaux Art Gallery, London, England

Juries & Committees

  • 1952 Chairman – Young Contemporaries Exhibition, (first All England exhibition)