Bahamian artist Claudette Dean (1954) was born in Blind River, Ontario, Canada. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature from the University of Windsor, Canada, and continued her studies at the University of Nice, France, where her innate passion for fine art was first awakened.

In the Bahamas, she studied with renowned artist and sculptor, Antonius Roberts, and in the U.S. at the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, with Selina Trieff, one of the original New York based figurative expressionist painters of the early 1950s.

My creative impulse thrives in that mysterious realm that lies somewhere between the known and the unknown. In this space, free of preconceptions and boundaries, intuitive images flow and organically tap into the spiritual." — Claudette Dean

Claudette Dean’s work is a part of The National Art Collection of the Bahamas.


  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas Award for outstanding achievements in the realm of Fine Arts, presented by The Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, award for excellence in working with children’s issues through art.

Claudette Dean