Tom Allen, Jr. was born to American parents in Havana, Cuba. His parents were United Press foreign correspondents who were assigned all over the world. This assured that Tom received a very cosmopolitan upbringing. He attended schools in Latin America and Spain and served as a U.S. Army infantry sergeant on the Philippines during World War II. His sketches of the campaign were published by U.S. newspapers.
After the war he continued to stay active in sculpture but he also created a pilot program in the Philadelphia corrections system that attempted to use arts-and-crafts for therapy. On the artistic side, he created a 40-foot frieze at the Poor Richard Club of Philadelphia depicting the life of Benjamin Franklin, the medal and symbol of the Department of Recreation for the City of Philadelphia, as well as trademarks for corporations, and bas-reliefs and tutto tondo busts for private collections. He was Scenic Designer at Valley Forge Music Fair, designed and executed attractions at the Willow Grove Amusement Park and window displays for banks and stores, including John Wanamaker in Philadelphia.
His works have been exhibited at the National Numismatic Society, the National Sculpture Society, the Smithsonian Institution, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Hunterdon County Art Center, the Morris County Art Association, the East Brunswick Arts Council, and at many galleries.
I have been unable to locate any images of him or his other works. Please help out if you can.