Curtis Dickman

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My name is Curtis Dickman and my lifelong passion for creating unique artwork was nurtured during my thirty years of practicing neurosurgery…….yes, brain surgery. Several years ago, I retired from practicing medicine and exclusively devote myself to creating inspiring artwork.

My artistic style is called opticokinetic art; which TEASES THE BRAIN and tests the viewers’ perception of reality using 3D imagery which transforms as the viewers perspective changes in relationship to the art. I gravitate toward creating art with optical illusions and movement induced transformations. My artwork explores novel techniques of combining painting and sculpture with unique crisp imagery and vivid 3D renderings of color, form, and light. My style has been influenced by the artistic masters Salvador Dali, MC Escher, Pablo Picasso,Yaacov Agam, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh and many other master artists.


August 2018: Curtis Dickman paintings are now displayed and sold in Old Town Scottsdale at Derubeis Fine Art of Metal. 7171 East Main Street. Scottsdale, Arizona.

July 2018: Curtis Dickman has partnered with Thomas Charles Editions as the exclusive worldwide representative and distributor of his artwork.

phone: (623) 582-4500.


January 2018: Curtis’s 3D opticokinetic painting of grammy award nominated singer Jewel, entitled “Jewel Metamorphosis” sold as a package at the CHILDHELP DRIVE THE DREAM GALA live auction for $23,000.

January 2017: Curtis Dickman paintings of a Teacup Yorkshire Terrier entitled “Coffee, Tea, or Me?” sold as a package at auction for $20,000. The painting was donated to the charity CHILDHELP, which is dedicated to the recovery of victims of child abuse.


Curtis’s artwork has been featured on recognizing his outstanding paintings and significant philanthropic contributions.

January 2015: Curtis’s mixed media canvas of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, entitled “3 Faces of the Naked Soul of Muhammad Ali”, sold as a package at auction for $57,000. This auction benefited the charity CHILDHELP, which is dedicated to the recovery of victims of child abuse.