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Allen Dutton | American , 1922 -

Allen Dutton was born in 1922 in Kingman, Arizona. After leaving the Army in 1946, he went on to study painting and sculpture at the Art Center School in Los Angeles, later earning a Masters degree in history with a minor in art from Arizona State University. He held a variety of teaching posts in public schools in Arizona, before joining the art department at Phoenix College in 1960, where he taught photography and later served as head of the department until 1982.

In 1963 and 1964, he studied with Minor White, and has acknowledged this association to be one of the greatest influences in his photographic development.

His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC.

Books by Dutton include: Real to Surreal, Strange But True: The Arizona Photographs of Allen Dutton, and Arizona Then & Now.