Henry Allen (journalist)

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Henry Allen is an American journalist, poet, musician, and critic.[1]


Allen obtained his degree in English and art at Hamilton College and Montgomery College.[1]


Allen would perform solo shows in June 2009 at Strathmore Hall and in August 2012 at Chebeague Island Library. He was a stationed in Vietnam as a marine.[1] Allen was a critic in New York Review of Books. As a staff writer, he worked at The Washington Post. He then began teaching courses in cultural analysis in the University of Maryland honors program.[1] He began his painting and drawing in the late 60s.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2000 for his writings in the Washington Post on photography.[3]


He appeared on the Colbert Report, February 2, 2010.


  1. ^ a b c d "Henry Allen". Henry Allen Studio. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Taghizadeh, Tara. "A Conversation With Henry Allen: Pulitzer Prize Winner, Artist, Renaissance Man". High Brown Magazine. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The 2000 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Criticism". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 16 January 2011.