William ALLAN

William ALLAN

American, b. 1936

Remarks: NOTE - name change justification: 9/5/2018-email In TMS this work is attributed to William George Allan, but this is not how he is known. He is still alive, and goes by “William Allan” (see SF MOMA website). He is known more widely in print (in references by colleagues) as “Bill Allan,” and signs his work that way. I understand that the Getty ULAN has him listed as “William George Allan,” but I find this very confusing and off-putting – not to mention the fact that one who might be searching the internet for this name comes up with no links to the actual artist. Because of the above, I feel strongly that he should be listed as “William Allan” and given 2 akas: 1) “Bill Allan” and 2) “William George Allan” Let me know if this is possible. Thanks, Julie Julie Joyce Curator of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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