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Warren Cullar

Warren Cullar opened his first gallery as a senior in college, receiving a BFA in 1965. His experience in gallery sales was a quote: “ people will not walk down an alley to buy art… .location, location, location.’’ He joined a staff of six artists in a commercial ad agency and as he says: “I learned more in that year than 5 years in college’’. A bigger job was offered to him and he spent a brief career as an advertising director in a large department store. A move out of country to Mexico to study art at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico was a major influence. The art and color of Mexico is evident throughout the art he has produced during his career. Within a couple of years and an MFA degree under his belt, he received a teaching contract from Hardin Simmons University and later opened the art department at Western Texas College acquiring 8 years as a college art instructor. A decision was made after returning from a study grant to Egypt that he had received from the college to become a full time artist. In 1976 he moved to the Austin area and opened his 2nd art gallery, 5 years later he moved into the Austin home he has occupied for 25 years. Warren started his art career by selling his hand pulled stone lithographs and watercolors even getting an 11 page article about his art in the December 1978 issue of Southwest Art Magazine. He admits that in those days he was not interested in awards or galleries and chose to be a producing artist and sold his art in many different formats. During this time he found his way as an adventure artist with scientific expeditions to Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Spain, and Easter Island to name a few of the 36 countries stamped in his passport.

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Rock Paper Scissors , 2011

by Kevin Box; Warren Cullar


Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; UNMC Campus, 42nd and Emile Located on the Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza on the UNMC campus (east of 42nd Street between Dewey and Emile)

Owner: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Additional Information: This piece is a gift from Dr. Jim and Karen Linder. The artists who collaborated on this piece describe the decision making game we all have played at one time or another. The rock and scissors are created by Warren Cullar and the paper was created by Kevin Box.

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