Dan Schimmel is an artist based in Philadelphia and Brooksville, Maine. As an undergraduate at the University of California (Berkeley) he enjoyed extended independent study opportunities with Joan Brown and Boyd Allen. As a graduate student at University of Iowa (Iowa City), he worked closely with John Dilg and T.L. Solien. In addition to keeping a regular studio routine throughout his career, for twelve years (2001-2013) Schimmel directed and curated programs and exhibitions at the Esther Klein Gallery (Philadelphia).