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​Dean Mitchell is an award-winning, master realism artist that is highly proficient in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. Mitchell has been called a “Virtual modern-day Vermeer,” by New York Times art critic, Michael Kimmelman, and the R. Crosby Kemper Jr., founder of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, named him a “Best Bet” for collectors in ARTnews.


Recognized as one of the finest painters in America, Mitchell has received over 400 awards including the T.H. Saunders International Artists in Watercolor Competition in London, England, American Watercolor Society Gold and Silver Medal, Allied Artist of American Gold Medal in Watercolor and Oil, Thomas Moran Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York, Loa Ruth Spring Award from the National Watercolor Society, The Award of Excellence Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition and the Arts for the Parks 1999 Juried Exhibition $50,000 Grand Prize.  


The art of Dean Mitchell can be found in such museum collections as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, St. Louis Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Hubbard Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art and the Arkansas Art Center. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Honorary Masters Degree from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. He currently resides in Florida with his family.

Fort Scott Barrels, Bucket, & Pan 

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What's Up? (SOLD)

Southern Tobacco Barn

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White Barn

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Dean Mitchell

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