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"Richard Allen (February 8, 1933 – February 9, 1999) was a British Minimalist, Abstract, Systems, Fundamental and Geometric painter. Allen worked prolifically from 1960 to 1999.....
Allen was also a talented printmaker. He consistently made graphics alongside his painting and drawing. These works included Silk Screen Op’ art graphics back in the 60s, the “Ikonocross” series of black cross derived prints, brightly coloured silk screens and Geometric abstraction, and a small edition of "White Painting" Lithographs.
Allen died from Motor Neurone Disease (known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS in North America) in 1999." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allen_%28abstract_artist%29
Born and grew up in Worcester, UK. Father was involved in farming and horse training and worked for the Ministry of Agriculture. Mother's family were market gardeners. Went to school in Worcester during the war. No art education at school but did make "desperate attempts" at what he thought was "Modern Art", influenced by analytical cubist works by Picasso and Gris in art encyclopedias.
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