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Bardene Allen papers, circa 1965-2014

Allen, Bardene, 1933-

Painter, Gallery owner, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet, Boxes 1-2; 0.788 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of sculptor, painter, and gallery owner Bardene Allen measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1965-2014. Allen's career as a painter and sculptor, as well as her administration of the Fine Arts Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, are documented through biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition files, photographic materials, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bardene Allen (1933- ) is a sculptor, painter and former gallery owner in Laguna Beach, California. Allen received her bachelor of fine arts degree at Pomona College in 1955 where she studied under Frederick Hammersley, who would become a life-long friend and correspondent. She is the former owner of the Fine Arts Gallery in Laguna Beach, California which was in operation from 1980 to 1983. As a sculptor Allen has worked in stone, wood, resin, bronze and terracotta. Her subjects in sculpture and painting range from mythic gods and imaginary creatures to everyday characters, Hollywood entertainers, and popular musicians in rock and jazz music.

Provenance

The papers were donated from 1992 to 2002, 2009, and 2014 by Bardene Allen.