About the Artist

A Dallas native and lifelong educator, Bob Nunn has maintained his studio in Dallas’ fabled “Deep Ellum” for almost 40 years and is acknowledged as one of the pioneer Deep Ellum artists. After a quarter century of instructing classes in painting and drawing at North Lake College, “Professor ” Nunn became “just plain Bob”, retiring officially in 2006. However, unwilling to give up teaching altogether, he continued there as a part time instructor for another four years. Today, apart from occasional private instruction, he is retired completely from teaching and is happy to be devoting full attention to his art.

Bob at work.Bob’s work is in the collections of several notable institutions and many private individuals. His paintings and drawings have been in exhibitions locally, regionally and nationally, with many awards that include several “Best of Show”. Two of his works were selected to be a part of the inaugural exhibition of a new wing of the Dallas Museum of Art. His academic career, significant influence and dedication to art education over the years are well-recognized through multiple awards and publications.

For the past 20 years or so, Bob’s studio has been in the Continental Gin Building, an old Dallas treasure just east of downtown that’s on the National Historic Register. The patented cotton gin equipment manufactured here helped to make Dallas the acknowledged world center for cotton for much of its early history. The CGB has been home to some of Dallas’ most notable artists. Twice a year, the CGB artists host their Open Studios event – arguably the best of its kind in the region.

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