April 28, 1954 in North Carolina
1972-73 Rhode Island School of Design
1973-76 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1976 Greenshields Memorial Foundation;
grant for independent study in London's museums.
1981 Studied with Ben Long in Florence, Italy
2006 "Slow Painting / A Deliberate Renaissance" Oglethorpe University Museum, Atlanta, Georgia - catalogue with contributed essay.
2003 "Capturing the Moment" Trees Place, Orleans, Massachusetts.
2003 "Florence and Beyond" South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts - catalogue.
2001 "The American Society of Classical Realism / Guild of Artists" The Newington-Cropsey Foundation Gallery of Art, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York - catalogue.
1996 "D. Jeffrey Mims - American Classical Realist" Selene M. Morgan Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
1995 "The Spirit and the Flesh" Oglethorpe University Museum, Atlanta, Georgia - catalogue.
1994 "On Classic Ground" University Club, Washington, D.C.
1990 Salmagundi Club, N.Y.C. - Ridgewood Art Institute Award
1990 "The Figure in New Painting and Sculpture" New York Academy of Art, N.Y.C.catalogue.
1990 "American Realism Abroad" Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine. Traveled to Butler Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio and Wichita Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas - catalogue.
1989 "The Samford Murals - Selected Studies" Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama - catalogue.
1986 "D. Jeffrey Mims - Fresco Studies" McKenna Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina - catalogue.
1988-1989 Designed and executed altarpiece painting for St. David's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
1987-1988 Designed and executed four mural decorations for Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
1984 Designed and executed fresco for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Glendale Springs, North Carolina. For this work, Mims received the Arthur Ross Award from Classical America. The award was presented at the National Academy of Design by Phillipe de Montebello, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.C.
Peter Trippi, "Caput Mundi (Capital of the World)," Fine Art Connoisseur, August 2010, vol. 7, i. 4, pp. 41-44, and cover illustration.
Peter Bougie, "Intuition: An Interview with D. Jeffrey Mims," Classical Realism Journal, vol.VII, i.1, pp. 10-19, 10-19 illustration.
Jerry Cullum, "Realism Lives In Contemporary Pieces," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Friday, November 10, 1995 Section P pp. 1, 12 illustration.
Anderson, Kurt, "An Interview with D. Jeffrey Mims," Classical Realism Quarterly, May 16, 1990 pp. 12-15, 20-21 illustration.
Keough, Patrick, "Reinventing Classical Realism," The Arts Journal, May 1990 pp. 14-15 illustration.
Bretzius, Hunter, "Renaissance Man," Sun Journal, Thursday, April 5, 1990 pp. 1C-2 illustration.
Nunnelley, William A., "Painting in the Old Way," Seasons, Fall 1988 pp. 8-9 illustration. Reeves, Garland, "Jeffrey Mims: An Artist Who Takes Long View of Things," The Birmingham News, Sunday August 21, 1988 p. 1E-7 illustration. Lauder, Val, "The Southern Artists," Southern Accents, Nov.-Dec. 1986 pp. 120-123, 146 illustration. Coles, William A., "D. Jeffrey Mims: A Painter's Odyssey," American Artist, October 1985 pp. 36-40, 78-82 illustration.