Frank Drummond Allison was born on 29 March 1884 at 61 Sewell Street, Saint John, New Brunswick the son of Frank Octavius and Mary Sara Bonsall (Kaye) Allison. At the conclusion of the war he resigned a position he held with the Bank of Montreal which included work at the head office in Montreal as well as overseas in the Trafalgar Square Branch in London. Thereafter, he entered the employ of Dillion Reed Co., a large New York bond house, serving there for a number of years. He studied art with Wilfred M. Barnes and Maurice Cullen in Montreal, Quebec. He continued his training in the United States with John F. Carlson and abroad with George Elmer Browne. He was awarded the Jessie Dow Prize for the best watercolour by the Art Association of Montreal in 1933. He exhibited in Montreal, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and London, England. He is represented in the collections of the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John; Milliken University and Decatur Institute of Civic Arts, Springfield, Illinois; Peoria High School; Y.M.C.A. – Saint John; International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation and private collectors. He died on 18 July 1951 in Saint John, New Brunswick and is buried in Fernhill Cemetery in the same place.