Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

Dean Mitchell

Jazz Musicians: Louis Armstrong (1995)

Gifted realist painter Dean Mitchell began his artistic experiments when his grandmother gave him a paint-by-number set and encouraged him to explore his talent. After graduating from the Columbus College of Art, he worked as an illustrator for Hallmark and painted to satisfy the need for a more personal form of expression. He exhibited his works widely, and he embarked on a career as a full-time painter. His masterful portraits, landscapes, and still-life paintings have received many professional honors and are included in the permanent collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Xerox Corporation, and the Greenwich Workshop. He designed six U.S. postage stamps honoring Jazz Musicians.



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