Allen Tucker American, 1866-1939


Allen Tucker is widely recognized among art historians as the first follower of Vincent Van Gogh in the United States. Tucker studied with John Twachtman at the Art Students League, and although he painted in an Impressionist style, he was known as an individualist who painted with energetic, crisp brushstrokes.


Tucker based his studio in New York City but spent his summers traveling and painting in Europe, along the New England coast, in New Mexico and the Canadian Rockies.  In 1911, Tucker secured his place in art history by becoming a charter member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors. Tucker helped to organize the landmark New York City Armory Show of 1913, and later helped found the Society of Independent Artists.


Architectural League of New York

Association of American Painters and Sculptors

Society of Independent Artists

Museums and Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Art Institute of Chicago

Brooklyn Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

Rhode Island School of Design

Whitney Museum of American Art

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