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Ralph Allen
Born 1693
St Columb Major
Died 29 June 1764
Resting place Claverton Churchyard
Nationality British
Occupation Postmaster
Known for Quarying of Bath Stone

Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation.
Ralph Allen
My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office.
Ralph Allen
At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time.
Ralph Allen
The magic of creation has always fascinated me.
I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don't have any prejudice. Life concerns me.
Ralph Allen
I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests.
Ralph Allen
People are predominant in my paintings. Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence.
Ralph Allen