Allan Linder was presented with the United States Achievement Academy Award in 1984, and joined the ranks with some very important people of our time including Norman Rockwell, Joe Di Maggio, Wilt Chamberlain, Carl Sagan, Henry Fonda, Diana Ross and many others.

His father deserted his family when Linder was only eight years of age, leaving Linder and his three siblings to be raised in a nomadic lifestyle that prominently plays in his body of work.

A versatile artist from early childhood, Linder instinctively knew how to draw and covered many sketchbooks with his imagination.

This was all the inspiration Allan needed to continue his artistic quest. Shown here is an earlier photo of the artist probably at the age of fifteen or sixteen.

Return to the exhibits in 1984