Timothy Joseph Allen is an American painter living and working in Rome, Italy since 1998. He is firmly rooted in figurative art and is principally influenced by the Old Masters of the 17th century.


  • 1998-Present—Rome, Italy
  • 1992-1998—Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1988-1992—Greencastle, Indiana
  • 1979-1988—Versailles, Kentucky
  • 1971-1979—Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1970-1971—Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Born 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


  • 1996-1998, Masters in Fine Art, Painting—Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    Graduate studies included a summer in Florence, Italy
  • 1988-1992, Bachelor of Arts (Studio Art Major)—DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
    Studies at DePauw University included:

Professional Development and Continuing Education

  • 2016, November, workshop on indirect oil painting techniques with Charles Weed, Tuscany, Italy.
  • 2015, October, plein air workshop with Julian Merrow-Smith, Provence, France.
  • 2014, January, Master class with Odd Nerdrum, Roedvik gaard, Norway
    Two weeks in the painting studio of Odd Nerdrum.
  • 2012, January, Master class with Velazquez, London, National Gallery
    Made copies of two Velazquez paintings over a four-day period: Portrait of Charles IV and the Rokeby Venus.
  • 2010, January, Master class with Odd Nerdrum, Roedvik gaard, Norway
    Three weeks in the painting studio of Odd Nerdrum.
  • 1993-1996, School for Continuing Studies—Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    Italian Studies: Conversation and Grammar, Literature, Poetry (Il Decadentismo) and History of Italian Cinema.

Awards & Exhibitions

Work in Private Collections

  • Australia: Sidney
  • France: Dijon.
  • Italy: Genoa, Milan, Bari, Rome
  • USA: Atlanta, Bloomington, Chicago, Cincinnati, Durango, Flagstaff, Lexington, Louisville, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Antonio, Seattle, Versailles, Washington D.C.

Continuing Teaching Experiences

  • 2010, February to Present, The Painting & Drawing Art Studio of Rome—Rome, Italy
    Founder and Director
  • 2006, September to Present, American University of Rome—Rome, Italy
    Adjunct Faculty. Courses taught include:

    • Art of Rome – Art History Program
    • Intermediate Drawing – Fine Art Program
    • Italian Sketchbook – Fine Arts Program
    • Web Graphics, Coding and Site Design – Communication and English Program
    • Senior Capstone Projects – Communication and English Program

Past Teaching Experiences

  • 2016, February, School of Visual Arts Rome Program—Rome, Italy
    Instructor for three-hour drawing workshop in Centrale Montemartini
  • 2012, February, Kent State—Rome, Italy
    Guest Lecturer on the Forum and the Colosseum
  • 2006, March, Penn State University—Rome, Italy
    Guest Lecturer on two subjects:

    • On-site discussion of the Vatican and the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica;
    • Website workshop with a focus on image optimization and the creation of web galleries.
  • 2004 – 2005, Accademia dell’Illustrazione—Rome, Italy
    Instructor for “Flash for Illustrators” with a focus on using Macromedia Flash MX as a tool to animate illustrations created in Illustrator.
  • 1999, European School of Economics—Rome, Italy
    Taught Advanced courses in English as a Foreign Language.
  • 1999, Istituto Multilingue—Rome, Italy
    Taught Individual and Group courses in English as a foreign language with a focus on speaking and listening proficiency.
  • 1997-1998, Indiana University—Bloomington, Indiana
    Associate Instructor for courses in “Drawing, Color Theory, Painting, and Sculpture.”