Marie Brooks Gallery, Dean Mitchell Artist, Watercolors, Oil Paintings
Southern artists, African-American artist, American realist artist
The Marie Brooks Gallery is named for Dean’s maternal grandmother who inspired him to become an artist. Marie Brooks Gallery is located across the street from what was once McCrory’s, the five and dime store where she purchased a paint-by-number set for him when he was five. That simple, historic purchase changed the course of his life forever. Dean Mitchell Artist artwork includes: Watercolors, Oil Paintings and Watercolor.
It is Dean’s hope to inspire you and others with her story and how her love for family and community gave him the will to succeed against the odds.
“My grandmother’s love, dignity, and respect for others have shaped my life. Her moral and spiritual influence gave me a sense of self-worth, pride, and the inner strength to pursue my dreams. In this small frail body was a deep commitment to the well-being of family. Marie Brooks always gave Dean unconditionally and reinforcing love above all else. She was such an important part of my life that even today it is difficult to talk about her without feeling the sting of tears in my eyes.” Dean Mitchell.
The Marie Brooks Gallery exclusively features works by the artist, Dean Mitchell.
Dean Mitchell artwork has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Christian ScienceMonitor, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Fine Art International and Art News.
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; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, Kansas; The Autry National Center, Los Angeles; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Gadsden Art Center Quincy, Florida; Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio and the Library of Congress.