Albert Mullen was born in 1921 in Ridgefield, New Jersey. He graduated from Cooper Union Art School in 1946 and took advanced work in the Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts in New York and with Fernand Léger in Paris in 1950-51 on the G.I. Bill of Rights. He taught at Goddard College, Columbia University, Brown University, Cooper Union, Yale Summer Art School, the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the University of Michigan (1956-). He is represented in numerous permanent collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Isaac Delgado Museum, the Library of Congress, Brown University, the Brooklyn Museum, and others.
Numbered and signed in pencil, l.m.: 22/35 A Mullen Watermark: BFK RIVES