Melvin Warren

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Melvin Warren
EducationTexas Christian University
OccupationPainter, sculptor

Melvin C. Warren[1] (1920 – 1995) was an American painter and sculptor of the American West.


Warren was born on March 19, 1920.[2] He joined the United States Air Force and later graduated from Texas Christian University.[2]

Warren worked on a ranch in Baylor County, Texas, where he became a painter of the American West, especially cowboys.[2] From 1968 to 1995, he was a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, from which he won a gold medal.[3] He also designed statues, like the miniature deer bronzes he did for governors at the 1974 Southern Governors' Conference.[4] President Lyndon B. Johnson collected his artwork.[2]

Warren died in 1995.[2]


  1. ^ "State Artist (visual art)". Texas Commission of the Arts. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Melvin Warren". Cowboy Artists of America. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Odessa artists win regional awards\". The Odessa American. June 12, 1986. p. 6. Retrieved November 7, 2019 – via
  4. ^ Ford, Jon (September 5, 1974). "800 Expected At Lakeway For Governors Conference". Austin American-Statesman. p. 56. Retrieved November 7, 2019 – via

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