Biographical Sketch

Walter “Butch” Allan

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In 1963 Walter returned home after serving in the U.S. Army. He started his career in the art field doing graphic and commercial designing for his own sign company in Hicksville.

In 1974 he sold his company and moved his family to Austin, Texas where he began a second career in the promotional products advertising industry. walter allan studios.

Walter’s avocation is art, specifically oil painting and stone sculpting. He also apprears in national TV commercials and a few small parts in movies. Participating in these various fields provides Walter a life that is both active and fun.   

Inspired by his grandchildren, Walter also pursued his dream of being a writer and illustrator by publishing Opa’s Treasure Chest, a children’s book. Walter and Kathaleen have six children between them and seven grand children total. Sailing on Lake Travis is his favorite hobby.

Traveling with his beautiful wife Kathaleen is his favorite thing to do!

Walter (Butch), Shadow & Kathaleen  (2010)