Dean Mitchell is Featured Artist of Huntsville Museum 2015 Gala
The Huntsville Museum of Art Proudly Announces Dean Mitchell 24th Annual Gala Featured Artist
Published online courtesy Huntsville Museum of Art, August 2014
“Mr. Mitchell’s works are subtly tuned character studies with an eye toward abstract form and charismatic light.” —Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times
Dean L. Mitchell was born 1957, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and reared in Quincy, Florida.He is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio.Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes. In addition to water- colors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels.
Dean Mitchell, Southern Tobacco Farm, 20"x30"
Mitchell has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Fine Art International and Art News. And he has won almost every major painting award in the country. In 1995 the U.S. Postal Service commissioned Mitchell to do a series of Jazz stamps. His art can be found in corporate and museum collections across the country, including: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; The Autry National Center, Los Angeles; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Can- ton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio and the Library of Congress, to name a few. Dean Mitchell has been named a “Best Bet” for collectors in ART news by R. Crosby Kemper Jr., founder of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. To learn more about Dean Mitchell and to view his work visit www.hsvmuseum.org.com.
“Works of such directness and quality make clear that if Wyeth and Hopper are great American painters, Mitchell is a greater American portraitist. And if there’s any justice, he’ll be the one to immortalize the visages of the new American century.” —Matt Damsker, Hartford Courant
Saturday, February 7, 2015 Gala Galleries open to the public
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Gala Luncheon Speaker: Dean L. Mitchell
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Black Tie Dinner and Live Auction
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Silent Auction and Cocktail Party