An artist skilled in creating likenesses of people is in demand when the economic times are conducive to buying art. Frederick Warren Allen was very skilled and so met many important people who wanted a portrait created. Until the wars and the Great Depression changed the times in dramatic ways, he was commissioned to create many portrait reliefs and portrait busts. Living in Concord MA during the school year and North Haven Island in the summer brought him into contact with people of privilege. As a part of the art community in Boston connected to the Museum of Fine Arts, he met patrons of the arts.
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