About the Author

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Dean Nimmer is Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, where he was the chairman of the Foundations Program and the Department of Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. Professor Nimmer has lectured on his techniques for teaching intuition creativity to under-graduate and graduate students at many U.S. colleges and universities including, Vanderbilt, Harvard, Yale, M.I.T. and James Madison, as well as internationally at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, Winchester College Graduate program, Spain, the Burren College of the Arts, Ireland, and the Central Academy of Art and Design in Beijing. He has exhibited his work in more than 200 solo group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Recognized as one of the outstanding teachers in this country, Dean Nimmer has been nominated for the 2008, “Distinguished Teaching of Art Award” given by the national College Art Association. You can contact Dean Nimmer and view his artwork and catalog on his website www.deannimmer.com.

Outdoors again, being aired out by his studio assistants.Dean Nimmer was interviewed by Dick Gordon, host of “The Story”, (a nationally syndicated radio talk show on American Public Media), about his experiences in teaching Art from Intuition in Beijing, China. The audio file link here is a recording of that interview which took place on October 1, 2007. You may also access this interview in the archives on he Dick Gordon show website www.thestory.org

Link to MP3 – approximately 20 minutes: right-click to save —>Dean Nimmer radio spot


One comment

  1. Hi Dean,

    I loved your video clip on teaching abstract art and wondered whether you could help me.

    I’m an MA graduate of Goldsmiths College, London,UK and a practicing and passionate abstract artist who’s about to embark upon teaching abstract art to adults.

    I have devised a few practical exercises for my students in order to enable them to shed any preconceived ideas they may have on ‘making’ paintings and would be greatful for any tips you may have.

    Would you also please keep me informed if you’re intending to come to the UK as I would love to attend any exhibitions/lectures/etc you may have planned here.

    P.S. I see you lectured at Chelsea College of Art – my son went there!


    Debbie Riehl

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