Jeff Lewis was born in La Grange, Illinois (1969). He grew up in Nashville, TN, went to the Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA 1992), and then moved to New York City to paint and attend Parsons School of Design (MFA 1995). He has lived and worked in New York ever since. He travels regularly to India and Europe for research and inspiration. He has exhibited internationally, including group exhibitions at Robert Miller Gallery in New York, Bjorn Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, and in Aspen, Colorado. In 2006, he had a solo show at The Muse, an artist run gallery in London. His work has also been featured in many magazines and publications including Architectural Digest and the New York Times. Three paintings by Lewis were commissioned for the United Nations for the President of the General Assembly H.E. Nassir Abdualaziz Al-Nasser, for which he received honors. The paintings are now part of the Alliance of Civilization’s permanent collection.