Mitchell, Dean

Mitchell, Dean

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

One in Four
2021, acrylic, 20 x 30 inches

The American West was a rough journey for most if not all African Americans as slave labor for the western territories. The fact is one in four were cowboys and often overlooked inclusion of the western narratives in American popular culture.

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