Nathaniel Allen, Department Chair

Drawing, Painting, Mixed-media. Digital illustration

Drawing, Visual Thinking, Art Studio, Portfolio, Senior Comprehensives, Mixed-Media, Aesthetic Theory, Art Appreciation

BIO: Mr. Nathaniel Allen III was born in the Mississippi Delta but grew up primarily in Michigan.  He earned a BFA in Painting at Michigan State University and an MFA in Painting at the University of Mississippi.

Mr. Allen has previously worked in a number of career fields including freelance illustrator, website production assistant, commercial printer and owner/manager of his own retail store specializing in art supplies comic books, cult movie rentals and toys. He has also created commissioned portraits, mural paintings, book and magazine illustrations, logo designs, won a variety of awards in juried art exhibitions, self-published an independent comic book and written and performed original music with the band The LG’s. He comes from a talented family which includes most notably his Aunt, Denise LaSalle (“The Queen of the Blues”) and his Uncle, James “Son” Thomas, one of the last of the original Mississippi Delta blues men.