b. 1935, Jersey City, New Jersey

Douglas Allen is known for his draftsmanship and the simplicity of his designs. As a young boy, he was keenly interested in the work of N.C. Wyeth (1882 – 1945), who has been a major influence in his artistic development. In 1953, he enrolled in the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts where he studied wildlife illustration. Following a short period of time in the Army, he was selected to illustrate a series of big game animals of North America for Outdoor Life Magazine, a series that later turned into a book, Big Game Animals. Douglas Allen is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City and an executive board member of the Society of Animal Artists.