Allan R. Banks was born in 1948
A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Allan R. Banks is a
highly accomplished artist whose credentials speak for
themselves. He was the recipient of the
Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Fellowship in 1972
and 1973, the Stacey Award in 1974 and later,
an Ohio Arts Council Award.
Comprehensive classical training under Richard Lack and
later R.H. Ives Gammell at his private studios in Williamstown, Massachusetts, contributed substantially to the
development of Banks’ work. Visits to Europe brought
about a further development in the direction of his art
and a rediscovery of the role of plein-air painting.
Today, Allan Banks is one of America’s finest living
plein-air figure painters. He has exhibited widely in
galleries and museums across the country with numerous
works in private and public collections including the
Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Connecticut,
The Newark Museum, and The Springville Museum.
In September 1996, Banks was on of a group of six American
artists to be invited to work and exhibit with
the Union of Russian Artists in Moscow.
The recent publication of his works as prints
has attracted an international following of dealers
and collectors. Publications of his work include featured
cover artist for American Artist Magazine and the
Classical Realism Journal. Mr. Banks is listed in
Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America,
Who’s Who in the Southwest and the Dictionary
of International Biography. He is currently on file
in the Smithsonian Institution and the National Portrait
Galleries in London, England and Washington, D.C.
as well as the Witt Library in London, the Capital Hill Club
and the White House in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Banks paints a variety of work ranging from
portraits, interiors, to garden paintings.
His most recent exhibition was at the Hillsdale College Museum, ‘American Seen’, October 2004, Hillsdale, MI.
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