Allen Ulmer started drawing at an early age. He he has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Art Students League in New York.
After graduating high school he moved to New York , where his talents earned him almost immediate success in the art field.
Mr. Ulmer's professional career began in the field of Magazine Illustration. Ulmer was soon Illustrating such popular magazine and newspaper features as The Shadow, The Green Hornet, The Saint, Tarzan, and others. These early original illustrations are in some world wide collections.
Mr. Ulmer turned to Fine Arts in the late 1950's. His great love fro realism too him from Oils to Watercolor and Egg Tempera. Many of his paintings are in private collections, Libraries and Educational Institutions. He has had many successful on man shows and won numerous awards for watercolor and tempera mediums.
In the 1960's, after a successful Commercial art career in Illustrating, he turned to fine art. Soon watercolor became his favorite medium, He now devotes his full time to painting. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club and the Huntington Art League.
Many of his early illustrations are prized by collections today. He os listed with the best illustrators of his time in the who's who of A.A.S.I.
Purchase Award, 1982 Portland, Maine Grumbacher Award 1981 S. Orange Second Prize 1981 Flushing Art League Best of Show 1980 Greenlawn Art Show Purchase Prize Award 1980 WCSH Portland, ME. First Prize 1980 Roslyn Art Show First Prize 1979 Salsbury, Md. Art Expo Purchase Prie Award 1978 WCSH Portland, ME. Honorable Mention 1977 White Plains Art Festival First Prize 1977 Clifton Art Show Honorable Mention 1977 HTAL Art Festival Third Prize 1977 Roslyn Art and Craft Show Best of Show 1976 Clifton Art Association Purchase Prize Award 1974 WCSH Portland Purchase Prize Award 1975 WCSH Portland First Prize 1975 HTAL Northport Show First Prize 1974 Clifton Art & Craft Show First Prize 1974 BAFA Art & Craft Show First Prize 1973 Art Expo, Garden City First Prize 1973 Fresh Meadow Art & Craft First Prize 1973 SCAL First Prize 1973 Woodall Williams First Prize 1973 Radcliff Art Show Second Prize 1973 Flushing Art Show Second Prize 1973 Art Expo, Garden City Merit Award 1973 Council of Arts
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Cosell, Westhampton Beach
Mr. Kevin Dobson, New York, N.Y.
Donna & Michael marsak, Croton on the Hudson
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Gunnigle, Old Field, N.Y.
Mr. & Mrs. S. Pappas, Burlington, MA.
Mr. & Mrs. D.H. Petras, Burlington, MA.
Mr. David Rappaport, Damon Creations
Mutual Savings Bank, Seattle, Washington
Mr. & Mrs. James Barnes, Chatham, N.J.
State Bank of Maine (Portland)
Marine Midland Bank (New York)
Mobil Oil Corp.
Mr. & Mrs G. Baer
Casco Bank (Maine)
J.F. Kennedy Jr. High School Pt. Jefferson
East Islip Library (Permanent Collection)
Pan American Airways
Capt. Bills Restaurant, Bay Shore, N.Y.
Leonardo's New Hyde Park, N.Y.
E.F. Hutton, New York