Warren Kimble, America's best-loved contemporary folk artist, has combined his love of Americana, antiques and collectibles, architecture, and painting to create an accessible, universally appealing new style of American Folk Art. His whimsical art, prints and posters, created in a folk art style that relies upon Warren's carefully crafted color palette, individually selected fragments of antique woods, and masterfully chosen patterns and subject matter, are easily recognized by devoted collectors all over the world.
The popularity of Warren's contemporary folk art, animals, and other subjects, which appear on products from dinnerware, to wall and floor coverings, to furniture and textiles, to wood and ceramic decorative accessories. His licensees include major names such as Sakura, Springs Industries, and C. R. Gibson, to name a few. Warren continues to create new art, prints and posters, painting daily in his new downtown studio, and to oversee the development of new, licensed products.
Drawn to art and painting ever since his New Jersey boyhood, Warren received his formal art training from Syracuse University, graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1957. His honors and awards include Syracuse University's 2002 George Arents Pioneer Medal, the university's highest alumni honor, and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. Warren's art, prints and posters have been selected for "The Original Art 2001” by the Society of Illustrators Museum in New York and have been recognized for excellence by numerous marketing and trade organizations.