This first definitive biography of the Colorado artist Allen Tupper True (1881-1955) relies on letters, diaries, and contemporary news accounts as well as family history to describe his artistic evolution from illustrator to easel painter to muralist. The lavish illustrations include most of True's murals (both extant and destroyed), a selection of his major easel paintings, as well as some of his sketches and cartoons and Indian-inspired designs.
Jere True was the eldest daughter of Allen Tupper True. She was a reporter for the Denver Post and publicity director for Aspen, Colorado. Victoria Tupper True, Allen True's granddaughter, worked as a public relations consultant in San Francisco for more than 25 years.