Allan Linder graduated high school in a Northern California and was presented two prestigious awards for his artistic talent this year. Linder had his first exhibition under the surname of Allan Shaw.

With his stepfather in the military, Linder attended more than eight elementary schools around America further diversifying his social perspective. Linder accepted his stepfather’s surname, Shaw, and painted as Allan Shaw for most of the years between 1979 and 1995, making these unique Shaw paintings and drawings collectible today.

Bank of America Achievement Award. At eighteen Linder was awarded the Bank of America award for achievement in art and given a financial scholarship.

United States Achievement Academy Award. At the age of seventeen he was acknowledged nationally in the top ten percent of art students in America.

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