Thomas A. Deans is the founder (1983) and president of Thomas Deans Fine Art, a gallery based in Atlanta, Georgia since 2000, specializing in both historic and contemporary art. Mr. Deans was also co-founder of The Gallery Downstairs, London (1985-1997).
Trained formally as a musician, Mr. Deans studied under renowned opera composer Carlisle Floyd. After working for New York theatrical producer Dorothy Chernuck, Mr. Deans became the supervisor of educational publications for the Metropolitan Opera, NYC. He has written and lectured extensively about the fine and performing arts, with projects for PBS, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York City Center, Cleveland, San Jose, Richmond, and Sacramento ballets, the Cummer Museum and Gardens, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida), the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Albany (Georgia) Museum of Art, the Florida Institute for Art Education, and Women’s Art Journal, among others. He has written chapters on British paintings/artists for The Catalogue of the Collection, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts (1994) and Women Artists, by Margaret Barlow (1999). For nearly a decade, he has served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University.