Location: San Angelo, Texas, United States
Warren Taylor, Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in watercolor painting.
Amassing more than 30 years of professional excellence in the artistic realm, Mr. Taylor is a renowned artist hailing from Kansas whose specialty is watercolor painting. Serving as a professor of art at Midland College from 1979 until his retirement in 2011, he was formerly a teacher at the Chautauqua Institution from 1983 to 1984 and the Kansas Schools from 1971 to 1978. While working in the public school system, Mr. Taylor pursued a formal education at Bethany College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1968. He subsequently attended Fort Hays State University, where he received a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in 1977 and 1978, respectively.
Showcased in more than 250 exhibitions of American watercolor painting over the course of his career, he has been featured in several permanent collections at Midwestern State University, Baylor University, and the Art Institute of Taiwan, as well as numerous one-man shows at Texas Tech University, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, and the Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. Notably, his work has been exhibited abroad in Nanjing, China, the Tokyo National Art Center, and St. James Palace in London, England. In addition, he has been a guest juror for the Rocky Mountain Aqueous National and various exhibitions in Arizona, Colorado, Virginia and Texas.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to art, Mr. Taylor has accrued myriad accolades during his impressive career. The recipient of the Top Award from Watercolor USA and the San Diego International Exhibition in 1998 and 2003, respectively, he also received the Top Award from the Arches Competition in 1991. In addition, he was the only American watercolor painter chosen to represent the United States in the millennium competition sponsored by the Winsor-Newton Company. However, his greatest accomplishment was being named a Piper Distinguished Professor in 1999, an annual awarded granted to 10 outstanding professors by the Piper Foundation of San Antonio. He remains a fellow of the American Watercolor Society and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.
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