French, b. 1952Born in Madagascar, Lalanne grew up in the southwest of France. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Pau. Allan painted while supporting himself as a policeman, the occupation of his father. Allan came to Colorado to work with American painter Kim English after winning a painting competition in the Paris suburb of Vicennes. His recent works have focused on life in the Pyrenees, including bullfights in Spain and Andalusian horses. He regularly exhibits at shows in Paris and Bayonne, France. He was an artist-in-residence at Keeneland in April 2015.