Name: Dennis Linn
Bio: Dennis Linn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Art Education from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
He joined the U.S. Air Force as an officer in the late 70s, and during his career he worked as an Air Force artist and was professor of art at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, teaching studio art and art history. Other positions include Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Director of the Journalism Department at the Defense Information School in Indianapolis, Director of Public Affairs at Ellsworth AFB, SD and at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, and Chief of Plans and Policy for Public Affairs at Headquarters European Command in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. His last assignments were Inspector General at Ellsworth and Chief of Protocol at Osan, Korea.
Throughout his Air Force career, he continued working, learning, and developing as an artist, receiving many state and regional awards, and recording his varied experiences in his art. Sixteen of his paintings were accepted into the Permanent Collection of the Air Force, and hang in the Pentagon and other locations.
Dennis has been featured in American Artist's Magazine as an American Emerging Artist and won First Place Sculpture in Artist's Magazine's All Media Competition. In 2007 he was placed in the abstract division in the Pastel Journal's annual Pastel 100 competition, and in 2009 in the Animal and Wildlife category.
Subjects: Landscapes; Animals; Still Life.
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Gallery: Artwork (ten images all told): Landscapes; Animals; Abstracts.
Image View: All images are large thumbnails. They are not labelled with medium or dimension. Koi is among three gold-medal paintings he has on display at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Riverside, California.