Alling MacKaye Clements (1891-1957) was born in Rochester, NY. He graduated from East High School in June 1908, and continued his studies at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI, now RIT) until graduating in 1911. He came back to RIT in 1921 to teach until 1956. He is known for his seascape paintings.
Alling Clements was very influential within the Rochester artistic community. He was a member and past president of the Rochester Art Club, was one of the twenty-two founding members of the Print Club of Rochester – initially serving as its treasurer and then for many years as director. He was a member of the Genesee Painting Group, Memorial Art Gallery, American Legion, Museum of Arts and Sciences. He was an elected Associate Member at the National Academy of Design, the Society of American Graphic Artists and the American Watercolor Society.