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About Nathan Lewis

Nathan Lewis is a 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.


September 2019 - Present Professor of Art, Sacred Heart University
August 2019 Associate Professor of Art, Sacred Heart University


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Honors and Awards

  • The Weiss Sisters' Prize 2013, Paint & Clay Club’s 112th “Annual Juried Exhibition”
  • Tenure, Sacred Heart University, Fall 2013
  • Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
  • Goodman Banks Artist Award
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer at University of Hartford
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer at University of New Haven
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Lyme Aceadmy College of Fine Arts
  • Promotion 2019

Contact Information

Art & Design
Oakview Dr Rm 280
College of Arts and Sciences


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