Mitchell, Dean

Mitchell, Dean

Dean Mitchell
Born 1957 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; lives in Tampa, Florida

DEAN MITCHELL was born in Pittsburg and raised by his grandmother in Quincy, Florida. He earned his BFA and MFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. In addition to watercolors, he is well accomplished in egg temperas, oils, and pastels. During his four-decade long career, Dean has become well known for his figurative works, landscapes, and still lifes.

His work has won numerous awards and is represented in museum collections, including the Autry National Center, Arkansas Art Center, Canton Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Rockwell Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Beach Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Gadsden Art Center, Whitney Museum of the American West, Mississippi Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, Library of Congress and the Quanhua Art Museum in China.

Notable Awards and Achievements

2020       American Watercolor Society, Dong Kingman Award
2015       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Donald Teague Memorial Award
2015       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Robert M. Lougheed Memorial
2015       American Watercolor Society, Gold Medal
2010       American Watercolor Society, Silver Medal

Selected Publications

American Artist
Artists Magazine
Art News
Art of Watercolour Magazine
Art of the West
Christian Science Monitor
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
Fine Art International
New York Times
Outwin 2016 American Portraiture Today at the National Portrait Gallery
Southwest Art
Western Art Collector 

Gallery Representation

Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, Florida
E & S Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Hearne Fine Art, Little Rock, Arkansas
J. Williott Gallery, Palm Desert, California
Marie Brooks Gallery, Quincy, Florida
RJD Gallery, BridgeHampton, NY


American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society