Dean Hartung studied at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio; The School of The Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Institute of Art; and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Skowhegan, Maine. After College, He was an assistant to Jack Beal on several large paintings and worked with him on the mosaic subway mural commission in NYC. He has received a fellowship to attend the La Napoule Art Foundation and has been invited to paint at the Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado. Dean’s paintings are in private and public collections and he has been included in exhibitions organized by a number of galleries and museums. He has been commissioned to create several important murals, including 9 murals for Montefiore Hospital and 6 murals for the Delaware County Courthouse. He has taught at several institutions including The New York Academy of Art, National Academy of Design, Penn State University, Swarthmore College and the Community College of Philadelphia. He received special recognition from The Ohio House of Representatives in 1998. He was included in the Cover article for American Artist Magazine March 2007 titled “Into the Heart of the West: 20 Interpret the Forbes Trinchera Ranch,”. He had a one man show of paintings last fall at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia and is currently working on a large private commission. He teaches drawing, painting, and mural-painting. His murals have been influenced and compared to Giotto, Veronese, Michelangelo, Sargent, Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro, Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, Edwin Howland, Blashfield, Harvey Dunn, Andrea Mantegna, Jack Beal,
Ravenna, Ohio, 1956
La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France 1985
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1979
Cleveland Institute of Art BFA
Chicago Art Institute, 1979
Kent State University, 1978
2009 private Mural Commission 10’x27’ Bryn Mawr, Pa
2000-01, 2005 Mosaic Subway 41st & Seventh Ave. mural
collaboration with Jack Beal Mural 6’ x 9’ Reading Hospital, Reading, PA
1997-2002 Nine murals 6’ x 12’ Montefiore Hospital, New York, NY
1995-97 Mural Diptych Desmond Hotel, Malvern, PA
1994-96 Six 10’ x 24’ murals (1,440 running feet) depicting the history of Delaware County, Media County Courthouse Law Library
2006 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1990 Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1981 Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
1984 Don Yates Gallery, New York City
Dean Hartung
All images and text © Dean Hartung, 2009-2011
Still Life
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