The Canadian Art Database

Ralph Allen


1937        Kimbolton School
1948-50   Sir John Cass College of Art, London, England
1950-54   Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, England
               First class diploma and one year post graduate study.


1999        Edge of time, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1998        Edge of time, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
1993        One man show, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Erindale Campus.
1991        One man show, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario
1990        One man show Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1972        One man show, Knowles Gallery, Bath, Ontario
1967        One man show, Dunkleman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1964        One man show, Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1960        One man show Waddington Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1959        One man show, Robertson Gallery Ottawa, Ontario


1989        Royal Academy Members Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
1988        Faculty Show, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1975        Spring Exhibition, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1970        3D into the Seventies, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1967        Twenty Canadians, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1965        New Directions Exhibition, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario
1965        Fifth Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1961        Fourth Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1960        Four Canadians Exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario
1960        Two man exhibition with Andre Beiler, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1959        Third Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1952        Young Contemporaries, London, England


1998        Pouch Cove residency, Newfoundland, December 1998
1998        Canada Council Travel Grant
1998        Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant
1991        Ontario Arts Council Material Assistance Grant
1968        Canada Council Major Grant
1960        Baxter Award, Canadian Society of Artists
1960        Hadassah Prize, Toronto, Ontario
1959        Canada Council Scholarship for Creative Studies
1959        Jesse Dow Prize, Montreal Museum Spring Show


Derbyshire Education Authority
Leeds University, England
Carlton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Queens Park Project commission, Government of Ontario
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
C.I.L. Collection
Vincent Price Collection
Zacks Collection
Hirshhorn Collection



1995        Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP), Queen’s University at
               Kasabonika First Nations Reserve.
1995        ATEP Queen's University at Moose Factory, First Nations Reserve.
1987        Appointed Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1972        Full Professor Department of Fine Art, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1963-73   Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1958        Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1955-57   Assistant to Helen Lessore, Beaux Art Gallery, London, England


1972-73   Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario


1952        Chairman - Young Contemporaries Exhibition, (first All England exhibition)