Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

Figure composition with hikers

SKU: 9410
7 x 8 3/8 in. (17.8 x 21.2 cm)

Height – 17.8cm x Width – 21.2cm


The Artists Estate

Modern British Art Gallery are continually seeking to improve the quality of the information on their website. We actively undertake to post new and more accurate information on our stable of artists.

We openly acknowledge the use of information from other sites including Wikipedia, and and other public domains. We are grateful for the use of this information and we openly invite any comments on how to improve the accuracy of what we have posted.


Harry Epworth Allen
Harry Epworth
1894 - 1958

Painter, notably in tempera, especially of Derbyshire. Born in Sheffield, Allen attended King Edward VII School for boys, and then became a clerk in the steel works of Arthur Balfour, in his spare time attending Sheffield Technical School of Art. He served in the army in World War I, gaining the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry. Although badly injured and having an artificial leg, Allen continued to paint and became Balfour’s confidential secretary. From 1931 he painted full-time and joined the new Yorkshire Group of Artists. He began exhibiting at the RA, and showed with RBSA and PS. He also travelled in Ireland and was elected a member of the RBA in 1935. Although Allen’s early work is conventionally realistic he soon developed his distinctive style of simplified landscape and figure studies, which eventually were shown abroad in Canada and America. In the early 1940s Allen published a series of articles in The Artist on landscape painting in which he expounded his approach. His work is in a number of public galleries, notably Sheffield, Wakefield, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Newport, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. There was a memorial show at Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, in 1959 and in 1986. Lived in Ecclesall, Sheffield.


SKU: 9413

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

Interior with beamed roof; two figures and two vases of flowers


SKU: 9415

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

Study for Irish Ballerina


SKU: 9416

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

Preliminary study for Whitsuntide, c. 1942


SKU: 9408

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

A man operating a steel press


SKU: 9409

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

Study for Whitsuntide, c. 1942


SKU: 8940

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

An afternoon sleep


SKU: 8944

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

Cracow, Yorkshire, 1932


SKU: 8935

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

Study of the artist’s future wife, sleeping, 1924


SKU: 8936

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

At the circus


SKU: 8939

Harry Epworth Allen (1894 - 1958)

At the circus, two clowns and an elephant, circa 1930