Julian Allen

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Julian Allen
Born 1942
Cambridge, England
Died 1998
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Website JulianAllen.com

Julian Allen (1942–1998) was a British-American illustrator. He covered various "secret history" stories, including the Watergate scandal and the Yom Kippur War. His illustrations appeared in numerous publications, including Queen, NOVA, Esquire, The Observer, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, Time, and The New York Times.[1]


Born in Cambridge, England, Allen studied at the Central College of Art in London.[1] In 1973, Allen moved to the United States on the invitations of Clay Felker and Milton Glaser.[2] Glaser later said that they had found Allen while trying to "find an illustrator whose journalistic interest and talent would permit us to do unusual visual reportage".[3] Allen taught at the Parson's School of Design for more than 20 years.[3] In 1997, Allen became the Illustration Chair of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he integrated professionalism into the artistry curriculum.[4]

Allen died in September 1998 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.[5]


  1. ^ a b Heller, Steven (30 September 1998). "Julian Allen, 55, Illustrator; Worked for Many Periodicals". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Julian Allen: A Retrospective" (PDF). Maryland Institute College of Art. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Rasmussen, Frederick (1 October 1998). "Julian Allen, 55, illustrator, educator at Maryland Institute, College of Art". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ McCabe, Bret (25 January 2006). "Illustration Man: Celebrating the Legacy of an Artist Who Brought the Intangible to the Page—and Taught Others How To Do It". Baltimore City Paper. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Julian Allen; Created Stamps of Blues Singers". Los Angeles Times. 2 October 1998. Retrieved 6 July 2010.