Glass Art Exhibit: Warrington Colescott
By Angela Wampler | August 28, 2007Born in New Orleans, Colescott studied art at the University of California in Berkeley, where he made cartoons for the student newspaper and its humor magazine. This experience provided fertile ground for Colescott's interest in political satire. His academic career has been a distinguished one. He was Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin from 1958-1961; in 1986 he was named Professor Emeritus. He was a visiting professor at the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy in 1967-68 and at Manhattanville College in New York in 1973-74.
Colescott's prints and paintings have been in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the world. His numerous awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to England (1957), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1965), four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1975, '79, '83 and '93) a Wisconsin Governor's Award in the Arts (1976) and six University of Wisconsin Research Grants.
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"The Supremes" by Warrington Colescott.