J. C. Dean


I was born and raised in Virginia, college educated in Iowa, and a long-time resident of Tucson, Arizona. I am now retired and happy to call the rolling hills over Alvarado, Station as his home. JC says “it’s a good life...Whether I have been in the classroom or workplace I have always enjoyed learning new and different art techniques.”


J. D. has made a living at various times in his life by fabrication zoo enclosures, creating monumental sculpture, and as a mold maker for the arts and industry. Until recently all of his sculpture work was created and cast in bronze. JC currently produces drawings with pen and ink on paper and small mixed media sculpture. In my drawings I reduce my subject to its bare essentials...attempting to retain a simplicity in both content and form.