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With an eye for subtle beauty and dedication to continual study. T Allen Lawson works and paints in the tradition of earlier representational artist. He formally studied portraiture and figure drawing at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut and he has painted and studied throughout the United States and on three continents.
His work is part of the permanent collections of Farnsworth Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, the Whitney Gallery of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Florence Griswold Museum. In 2008, Lawson was chosen to created the White House permanent art collection.
T. Alen Lawson received the Golden Thunderbird Award/Best of Show at the 2006 Maynard Dixon Country Invitational. He has also received the Red Smith Memorial Award at the National Museum of Wildlife Art: the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Grant: the Juror's Choice Award from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and in 2000 he was the winner of both the Artists' Choice Award and the William E Weiss Purchase Award at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Lawson and his work have been featured in many magazines and periodicals, including American Art Collector, American Artist, American Artist Workshop, Christian Science Monitor, Emprie Magazine (The Denver Post), PleinAir, San Joaquin, Southwest Art, U.S Art, Western Art & Architecture and Western Art Collector. His work can be found in such publications as The American Sporting Print, 20th Century Etchers & Drypointists, From Sea to Shining Sea,
A Reflection of America, The Gardens of Santa Barbara, and the Santa Clara Vaelley of Ventrua County in a major retrospective catalogue of his work. T. Allen Lawson Selected Works 1993-1999, published in 2000.
He lives with his wife and their four children in Rockport , Maine.
T. Allen Lawson is represented by Simpson Gallagher Gallery Cody, Wyoming
Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (www.Eiteljorg.org)