Victoria on April 1st, 2010

Denver’s Westword magazine selected the three Allen True’s West exhibits to receive its Best Historic Show – Solo Award (The three shows closed on March 28 and most of the paintings, sketches and illustrations are being packed to begin touring as one smaller exhibit to eight venues over the next two years.)  Below is what appeared in Westword:

“Though they are neighbors, the Denver Public Library, the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado History Museum rarely cooperate on programs — but Allen True’s West, highlighting the career of one of Denver’s most important artists, was one of those rare win-win-win collaborations. True’s chosen subject was the way the American West was rapidly changing before his eyes, and the trajectory of his career led him from charming book illustrations (shown at the DPL) to powerful easel paintings (at the DAM) to the most significant work of his lifetime, his stunning murals (at the CHM). It took a lot of walking to see it all, but given the high quality of True’s work on display, the extra effort was definitely worth it.

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