The "Flash" video to the right shows an excerpt from Dean Nimmer's "Intuition Painting" seminar he taught at the Central Academy of Art and Design in Beijing China in 1999.

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 is currently an Adjunct Professor at Holyoke Community College where he teaches painting, drawing and some experimental installation courses.

He is the author of the successful book, Art from Intuition, (Watson-Guptill/Random House, 2008), that is currently in its 9th printing, and his new book, Creating Abstract Art, (North Light Books, 2014) comes to bookstores across the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia this October. 

Dean has exhibited his art in over 200 solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. His artworks are in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Art Museum, Smith College Art Museum, Springfield Art Museum, Harvard University art collection and many other museums across the country and abroad.

Professor Nimmer was given the 2010, Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, granted by the 16,000-member College Art Association, the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award granted by the University of Wisconsin and awarded the Massachusetts Community Teacher of the Year honor for 2014/15, given by the Massachusetts Art Education Association. He is also listed in the current edition of Who’s Who in American Art.

Selected Exhibitions USA, Europe and Asia:

International Print Center, New York City
The Drawing Center, New York City
Central Academy of Art, Beijing, China
Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokusaka, Japan
Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech., Melbourne, Australia
Western Sydney University, Sydney, Austrailia
Sidney College of the Arts, Sidney, Australia
Panorama Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
La Laiterie Exposition, Strasbourg, France
Stapelhaus Museum, Cologne, Germany
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
James Madison University, Harrisonberg, VA
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Selected Public and Private Collections:

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
New York Public Library, New York City
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Nassau County Museum, Long Island, NY
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem MA
Plaza Hotel, New York City
Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan
Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland
Milwaukee Art Institute, Milwaukee, WI
Smithsonian Archives, Washington D. C.
Chemical Bank, New York City
Gamblin Artist' Colors, Portland, OR


2014 Community Teacher of the Year for the State of Massachusetts

2011 winner of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin  

2010 winner of the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award given by the 16,000-member, College Art Association.

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, Grant
Massachusetts Cultural Foundation, Grant
Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences, Grant
National Endowment for the Arts, Grant
National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship
Massachusetts Artists Foundation, Grant
Contemporary Artists Center, Fellowship

Visiting Artist:

Central Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing, China
Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan
Drawing Center, New York City
Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Strasbourg, France
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England
Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland
Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, N.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Cambridge, MA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA


And yes, it's true that this is the same Dean Nimmer who was the drummer in the psychedelic rock group The Baroques, the first white group on Chess Records c.1967!