Nathan Lewis is an Associate Professor of Art at Sacred Heart University. He
received his MFA in painting from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston. He received his BFA in drawing and painting from Lyme Academy College of
Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He also studied at the Florence Academy of Art in
Italy and independently in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Professor Lewis’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work is in
private collections in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Russia, Germany,
and India. Recent exhibitions include "The Blessed Isles-Paintings of Nathan
Lewis" at Jack the Pelican Presents in New York, “Full Circle” at the Aldrich
Contemporary Art Museum, "Marking Time- New Explorations in drawing," at the
Dishman Museum in Texas, and "Speak to Me: the Connecticut Biennial" at the
Mattatuck Museum of Art. He has consistently participated in solo and group exhibitions
at galleries,museums, and universities throughout the US. His paintings have been on the
cover of numerous books and journals, and his work was included in films shown at the
Cannes and Sundance Film festivals. Nathan’s work has been published and reviewed by the
Boston Globe, the New York Press, International Artist, New Haven Magazine, the New Haven
Advocate, Fine Art Connoisseur, the New Haven Register, Art in New England, Big Red and
Shiny, the Hartford Courant, the Republican American, and the New York Times. 

Professor Lewis has been awarded tenure at Sacred Heart University as of Fall 2013.



The Spirit of SHU (2013)

Art & Design Professor Nathan Lewis’ 18’ x 6’2” mural, The Spirit of SHU, was...



Light Is The Lion That Comes Down To Drink, Art & Design Faculty Publications (2012)

Light Is The Lion That Comes Down To Drink, 2012, 48" x 67" Oil on...



Orpheus, Art & Design Faculty Publications (2011)

"Orpheus", 2011, 62"x32", Oil on Canvas.



War Bells, Art & Design Faculty Publications (2011)

"WarBells", 2011, 26" x 24", Oil on Canvas.


About Nathan Lewis


The Hand That Finds, The Hand That Feeds, The Hand That Fails: An Installation of Sketchbook Drawings by Nathan Lewis (2012)

This installation of the sketchbook pages of painter Nathan Lewis provides us with a valuable...



Artists Making Their Mark, Today's Masters (Fine Art Connoisseur) (2012)

Profile of the artist Nathan Lewis in the Today's Masters column of Fine Art


Popular Press


CIT Seminar Committee Members Present Panel in Amsterdam, Sacred Heart University News Story (2015)

On September 12, Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) Seminar committee members June-Ann Greeley (religious studies), Nathan...



Nathan Lewis at Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery (with John Seed), Huffington Post, Huffpost Arts & Culture (2015)

Nathan Lewis, whose work is now on view in a solo exhibition in Stamford, Connecticut,...



‘The Spirit of SHU’ Unveiled in New Edgerton Center Gallery, Sacred Heart University News Story (2013)

Art & Design Professor Nathan Lewis’ 18’x6’2” mural, The Spirit of SHU, was unveiled in...



The Spirit of SHU, Dr. Petillo's Blog (2013)

"Yesterday, we unveiled the mural that Professor Nathan Lewis has been working on for about...



Professor Nathan Lewis Awarded Top Prize at New Haven Art Exhibition, Sacred Heart University News Story (2013)