Dean H. Nimmer
BFA `68, MFA `70 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing,
Dean is a highly accomplished artist, award-winning educator, and a successful author in the field of art and art education. He has empowered generations of artist through his enthusiasm and unbridled creativity.
Dean has lectured on his techniques for teaching intuitive creativity to students at many
As an artist, Dean has exhibited his work in over 200 solo and group exhibitions across the
His book, “Art from Intuition”, originally published in 2008 by Watson/Guptill/Random House has sold over 20,000 copies in two years and is in its fourth printing. The book has over 60 innovative projects that encourage readers to explore new ideas and experiment with a variety of media and techniques that stimulate the imagination. Many teachers across the country have adopted this book as a text for their classes. Dean is currently writing new books for both Random House and for Pearson/Prentiss Hall.
In 2010, Dean received the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, given by the 16,000-member College Art Association for his 34 years of his dynamic and astonishing career as an educator. Following his “retirement”, he continues to teach as an Adjunct Professor at the