Charles Arthur Turner

Charles Arthur Turner

Title: Artist, Educator
Company: Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Charles Arthur Turner, Artist and Educator at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in painting and art education.

An esteemed and respected artist, Mr. Turner utilizes more than 50 years of experience in his position as an instructor at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He began with the institution in 1968, and he considers his longevity to be one of his greatest achievements. Other notable career highlights include spending three summers teaching in Austria, where his classroom was a 14th century castle, and being invited to be in a show in Vienna at the American Embassy.

At the start of Mr. Turner’s career, he served as an instructor at the Birmingham Art Association, an assistant professor at Madison College, and a guest instructor at the University of Houston and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. When not teaching, he pursues his own artistic journey, having quickly made a name for himself on the exhibition circuit. Using his preferred mediums of watercolor, acrylic, collage, and ink, he earned spots in group shows at locations such as the Jürgen Schweinebraden in Berlin, Germany, the Stavanger Museum in Norway, the Chicago Navy Pier Art Fair, and the Gateway Gallery Experience at the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as the Aspen Institute and the Nave Museum. More recently, he participated in the Gestural and Geometric Abstraction group show at the Mobile Museum of Fine Arts in Alabama in 2018 and the Moody Gallery in Texas in 2016.

Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas in 1962 and a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1966. He remains connected with his peers through affiliation with the Texas Watercolor Society and the Visual Arts Society of Texas.

Further adding to his acclaim, Mr. Turner is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Alcoa Corp., the First City National Bank in Bellaire, Texas, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Del Mar College, AT&T in New York City, East Tennessee State University, and Dresser Industries Inc. A tape he created, Color Perceptions, was cataloged by the Smithsonian Institution. In recognition of his achievements, he has been featured in Who’s Who in the South and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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