(1907 - 1975)
Harold Mallette Dean was active/lived in California. Harold Dean is known for illustration, woodblocks-land and town scapes, abstractiona and realism.
Biography Harold Dean
A painter, print maker, illustrator, and muralist, Harold Dean was born in Spokane, Washington and lived there, working as a banker, until 1927 when he moved to San Francisco and enrolled for four years in the California School of Fine Art. He received the Anne Bremer Scholarship and was much influenced by teacher Ray Boynton.
During the Depression, he was active in the Federal Public Art Project and was one of the 26 artists commissioned to paint murals at Coit Tower. From 1935, he was a book illustrator, working in wood and linoleum engravings, for Grabhorn Press for 15 years. Then he taught printmaking at the California School of Fine Arts and later at Marin Junior College, north of San Francisco, where he had a home in San Rafael
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