1924Allan Randall Freelon (1895-1960) studied at the Breckenridge School of Art.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, African American History, Art

Allan Randall Freelon, Moonlight Scene, c. Mid-20th century, Oil on panel, Cape Ann Museum, Bequest of Roger O. Davis, 2009, https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/objects/moonlight-scene/
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Allan Freelon may have been the first African American member of the Gloucester Society of Artists and the North Shore Arts Association. He was influenced by Impressionism and Postimpressionism and was considered a traditional painter. Thus, he felt at home in Gloucester in the 1920s and 1930s, when studied with Breckenridge and then Emile Gruppé. Freelon continued to paint in Gloucester intermittently until 1936.

Allan Freelon: Pioneer African-American Impressionist, Woodmere Art Museum, 2004 “Allan Randall Freelon.” Cape Ann Museum, https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/allan-randall-freelon/. Accessed 23 Aug. 2023.
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