Antique Automobiles: Portfolio by Charlie Allen
1905 Franklin Gentleman's Roadster – Illustrated by Charlie Allen
1908 Brush Runabout – Illustrated by Charlie Allen
1912 Hispano-Suiza T-15 Alphonso XIII – Illustrated by Charlie Allen
1912 Mercer Raceabout – Illustrated by Charlie Allen
1914 Marmon Model 41 Speedster – Illustrated by Charlie Allen
Charlie Allen (1922–2011)
Advertising illustrator Charlie Allen was born in 1922 in Fresno, California. His fascination with drawing began at the age of nine when he took an interest in comic strip artists. In 1942 Charlie left college to join the air force, he returned in 1946 and finished off his time at college, got married and started working as an advertising illustrator for the Fresno Bee newspaper.
During 1948 Allen attended the Art Center College in Los Angeles before joining art service company Patterson and Hall
. Most of the work he created during his 45 years in the advertising business was produced for the San Francisco company, the rest was done freelancing.
Sadly Charlie passed away on July 11th 2011. However in his later years from 2008 to 2009 he worked on the Charlie Allen blog
with the help of the Today’s Inspiration Blog