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Allan Dwan

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Allan Dwan

Allan Dwan was a Canadian painter, illustrator and graphic designer who is best known for his hyper-realistic portraiture. He was born in 1911 in Ontario, Canada and ran away from home when he was just 14 years old to pursue his career in art. His early works included various abstract paintings and illustrations, which he later exhibited in various galleries in Canada and the United States. In the early 1940s, Dwan moved to London where he developed his own individual style, blending surrealism with portraiture. Important works by Dwan include the series The Dreamers, which was completed in 1948 and is considered to be one of his masterpieces; Lunar Eclipse, an oil painting completed in 1962; and The Golden Years, an acrylic painting completed in 1967. Dwan continued to actively pursue his creative career until his death in 2013.

Canadian, artist, painting, portraiture, illustration, graphic design.

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