Philip Manning Allen, age 86 passed away on July 2, 2017 in Fargo, ND. A memorial graveside service will be August 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
He was the son of the late E.H. (Ed) and Irene (Loomis) Allen of Ames, Iowa, graduating from Ames High School in 1949 and attended the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design and the University of Northern Iowa. He received the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (1960) and the Master of Fine Arts Degree (1961) from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
His teaching career of art and design began at Lincoln High School in Des Moines for 6 years was followed by a career of 29 years at Iowa State University retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1996. He developed the ceramics studio for the art department of ISU in 1967. Over the years he taught water color painting, drawing, lettering, visual foundation courses, including the color studio and studios focusing on three-dimensional design.
He received funded grants related to ceramics exploring coloring oxides in crystalline glazes on porcelain. Professor Allen maintained an outstanding exhibition record in regional, national, and international juried art shows receiving numerous honors and awards. He received the ISU' s Alumni Association Faculty Citation in 1988.
Allen was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. His interest and participation in music continued throughout his life.
He is survived by his Brother John of Crowley, several brother and sister - in - laws, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed in memory of Philip to the Protestant Fellowship of Saint Francis Village or The Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com