C. J. Allen (sculptor)
Charles John Allen (1862–1956) was a British sculptor, a figure in the New Sculpture movement.
Born in Greenford, Middlesex, Allen studied at the Lambeth School of Art and then apprenticed with the London architectural sculpture firm Farmer & Brindley in 1879 and became the assistant to Hamo Thornycroft for four years. In 1894 Allen moved to Liverpool, where he spent more than thirty years as a respected teacher at the University of Liverpool and Vice-Principal at the Liverpool City School of Art.
- two allegorical panels for St. George's Hall, Liverpool, 1894
- work at the Liverpool University College (now University of Liverpool) with architect Alfred Waterhouse, 1895
- frieze for the Royal Insurance Building, Liverpool, circa 1897
- panels and other work for the Peres Bank, Leicester, circa 1900
- the 1906 monument to Queen Victoria, Liverpool, Allen's masterwork
- architectural sculpture for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Building, 1927
- choir stall canopies and the font in Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool