Members of True’s extended family donated works by the artist to the University of Denver’s Art Collections (DU) to be exhibited in DU’s Vicki Myhren Gallery and be accessible to students at DU to study and enjoy. The artworks donated include easel two paintings: “The Plaza” and “Pack Outfit”; four mural studies: “Stage Coach,” Pioneer […]

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Victoria on June 24th, 2014

The Former Colorado National Bank is transformed into the  Renaissance Marriott Downtown Denver and Allen Tupper True’s Murals are Preserved Report and Photos by Joan True McKibben, Granddaughter of Allen Tupper True Having seen the Colorado National Bank (CNB) building in her saddest state, it was with utter joy that I walked into her lobby […]

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Victoria on November 26th, 2010

ALLEN TRUE WAS A FAMILY MAN Victoria Tupper Kirby says her grandfather taught her to fly fish, play chess and draw horses. She recalls less about his work in the studio than she does about True gently training the family dog. “He was a very patient man, my grandfather, with children and animals,” she says. But […]

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Victoria on November 21st, 2010

Allen True’s West: New touring show celebrates Western art “Allen True’s West” When: Through Jan. 9 Where: Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Admission: $10, $8.50 seniors, military personnel with ID and students, members free; 634-5583, Something else: From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Victoria Tupper Kirby, co-author of “Allen Tupper True: An […]

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Allen True’s West opened on November 12, 2010, and will run through January 9, 2011, in the El Pomar Gallery of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Museum, 30 West Dale Street in Colorado Springs, CO.  A well-attended opening reception was held on November 11 from 5-7 pm, followed by an illustrated talk and book […]

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Victoria on September 11th, 2010

The Children’s Hospital of Denver is having Allen True’s delightful Indian Women on Bank of Stream and Indian Women at Rest restored by the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art. When restoration is completed, the two murals will again be displayed at the Hospital. The Children’s Hospital also is exploring ways to fully […]

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On Thursday, July 8, 2010, at 6 pm, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, 400 E. Collins Drive in Casper, WY, will co-present with Hilltop National Bank “The Conservation and Restoration of Allen True’s Murals,” a lecture by Carmen F. Bria, Jr., Director and Chief Conservator at the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts in […]

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Denver arts writer Georgia Garnsey has reported seeing Allen True’s delightful and unusual mural The Water Hole hanging at Denver’s City Hall Events Center, at 1144 Broadway in downtown Denver.  The painting, signed and dated 1935,  depicts jungle animals gathered near water. The last news about The Water Hole was that when Chris Christou turned […]

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During the Allen True’s West auxiliary exhibit at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver (October 2, 2009 – March 28, 2010), 823 single entries were written in the Allen Tupper True notebook placed by Manager of Visitor Services Edna Peltzmann on a music stand in the capitol rotunda where True’s eight History of Water in the […]

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Jimy Valenti has written a feature article about Allen True’s Colorado State Capitol murals  in the February 5, 2010 issue of The Colorado Statesman.  He interviewed “True historian” Jim Barrett; Peter Hassrick, Director Emeritus of Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art; and his granddaughter  and co-author of True’s biography Victoria Tupper Kirby. […]

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