b. 1951

New Mexico, abstract landscape, oceans, monotype

Page Allen was born in St. Charles, Illinois in 1951. After studying at Princeton University, she completed her bachelor’s degree at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1974 and her master’s degree at Northern Illinois University at DeKalb in 1980.

Artist Statement

“This western land lends itself as a subject for painting, offering an abundance of light and space, ripe with metaphor. Here familiarity and awe may coexist and, in painting, the continuum between realism and abstraction is easily traversed.

I paint the visible world… but always I end in painting something that is invisible: a rhythm between earth and sky or a harmony that embraces every eccentricity and renders it beautiful.” – Page Allen

Source: Purdue University, Women Artists of the American West

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