Allan Morrow was born in Spokane, Washington in 1950. In 1953 the Morrow family moved to San Diego, California, settling in Ocean Beach. At an early age, Allan showed the abitity to draw and was invited to attend an invitational art seminar in 1962. During high school, at Kearny High, he designed, painted and silk-screened ribbons and banners for the school's programs. Allan was one of the few San Diego County high school students recruited by the Art Center College of Design. The U.S. Army drafted Allan just after he graduated from high school in 1969. By the spring of 1970 he was serving with the 101st Airborne 2/506 Infantry in Vietnam. After his Honorable Discharge from the military he worked as a long haul truck driver with his father, which gave him the opportunity to see first hand the wonderfully diverse landscape of the United States. Allan left the trucking business to pursue his desire to create art. He started taking art classes at Mesa College and City College. He transferred to San Diego State University and in 1979 Allan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with emphasis in painting and printmaking. He taught watercolor at the UCSD crafts center and has had art studios in Downtown San Diego and Old Town. Allan has also earned a Graphic Arts degree in 2002, from San Diego City College. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in numerous collections.