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About Dean Nimmer

Dean Nimmer Artist - Teacher - Author Dean Nimmer has exhibited his art in over 200 solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Dean’s artworks are in numerous public and private collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Art Museum, Smith College Art Museum and the Boston and New York Public Library. He is the author of the North Light book, Creating Abstract Art, Ideas and Inspiration for Passionate Art-making, which has a 5-star rating and continues to be one of the best selling art books nationally. In addition, Dean’s first successful book, Art from Intuition, (Watson-Guptill 2008), is currently in its 7th printing. Emeritus Professor, Dean Nimmer, is the former Chair of the Painting, Printmaking programs at Mass College of Art, where he taught from 1970 to 2004.Dean was selected as the 2015, “Community Teacher of the Year” by the Massachusetts Art Education Association as well as winning the 2011 “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from the University of Wisconsin and the 2010, “Distinguished Teaching of Art Award”, given by the 16,000-member College Art Association. Dean is nominated for the 2017, National Emeritus Professor of the Year Award given by the National Art Education Association. In a quote from his new book Dean says, “The only thing you can do wrong in art, is not make art.” Dean’s website is -