Allen Schill is a native of the south coast of Long Island, lived for years in New York, and now lives in Torino, Italy. From an early age he was drawn to the visual arts and to the wonders and mysteries of life. He attended Columbia College in New York City, majoring in Art History, but taking many courses in the studio arts at Columbia’s School of the Arts, and graduated with a B.A. in 1973. A few years later he was granted the M.F.A. degree by the City University of New York, after following a program in painting, printmaking, and photography. For two years he served as an assistant to Irving Penn, occupied principally with Mr. Penn’s personal photographic work. He then became involved in teaching fine art and photography and served for the next 15 years in the City University of New York as an Adjunct Professor of Photography. In 1996 he relocated to Italy. As a practicing artist, he has been deeply committed over the years to a variety of personal projects, particularly in photography. He has exhibited his work extensively, and is represented in numerous art collections.