The Artist

cwmundy_1_Charles Warren Mundy b. 1945, Indianapolis, IN.
Master Signature Member, Oil Painters of America
Master Status, American Impressionist Society
Fellow, American Society of Marine Artists
Signature Artist Member, California Art Club

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • Private study with Sherrie McGraw (2012), Carolyn Anderson (2004), Scott Christensen (1994), Dan Gerhartz (1994), and Donald Putman (1971)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1969, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Master of Fine Arts, 1973, Long Beach State University, Long Beach, California

Awards & Honors

2012

  • Invitational Exhibition, American Society of Marine Artists 15th National Exhibition
  • Second Prize (IHA Silver Award), Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, IN.
  • “Outstanding Still Life” Award,  Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN.
  • “Best Traditional Oil” Award,  Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Finalist in Still Life Category, Art Renewal Center’s International 2011 / 2012 ARC Salon
  • Instructor forWeekend With The Masters , San Diego, California
  • Guest Lecturer, The American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN.

2011

  • Invitational Exhibition, American Society of Marine Artists 15th National Exhibition
  • Best of Show, Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, IN.
  • Gold Medal Award, Master Signature Division, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
  • Jury Prize of Distinction / Portrait,  Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Instructor forWeekend With The Masters , Monterey, California

2010

2009

2008

  • Invitational Exhibition, American Society of Marine Artists 30th Anniversary International Exhibition.
  • Invitational Exhibition, American Society of Marine Artists New England Exhibition. 
  • Artists’ Choice Award, American Art in Miniature, Gilcrease Museum , Tulsa, OK.
  • Merit Award for Best Impressionistic Oil, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Oil, Traditional, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Merit Award, Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, Indiana

2007

  • Awarded Master Status, The American Impressionistic Society
  • Award of Excellence for Master Signature Members, 16th Annual National  Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America 
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Sculpture, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Work, Any Medium, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Exhibition Judge and Guest Lecturer, The American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

2006

  • Invitational Exhibition, American Art in Miniature , Gilcrease Museum,Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Invitational Exhibiton, American Artists Abroad , Bennington Center for The Arts, Bennington, Vermont
  • Guest Lecturer and Demonstration, For The Love of Arts , Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • Merit Award, Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, Indiana
  • Mentor, En Plein Air Masters, www.enpleinairmasters.com
  • Exhibition Judge,  Raymar Arts,  www.raymarart.com
  • Paintings selected for Indiana Governor’s Residence Art Collection.

2005

  • Award of Excellence, Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, Indiana
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Impressionistic Landscape, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Award of Excellence, Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America, Chicago, Illinois
  • Merit Award, IPAPA Member Show, Bluffton Fine Arts Center, Bluffton, Indiana
  • Mentor, En Plein Air Masters, www.enpleinairmasters.com
  • Exhibition Judge,  Raymar Arts,  www.raymarart.com

2004

  • Best of Show, Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, IN
  • Exhibition Judge and Guest Lecturer, Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America, Kirkland, Washington
  • Guest Lecturer, Indianapolis Arts and Antiques Show
  • Exhibitor, The Indianapolis Monthly Show Home, Indianapolis, Indiana

2003

  • Third Place Award, Salon International 2003, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
  • Donors Award of Excellence, Twelfth Annual National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America, Taos, NM
  • Award of Excellence, Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, IN
  • Merit Award, Outstanding Still Life – Traditional Painting, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN

2002

  • Awarded Master Signature Member Status, Oil Painters of America, Chicago, Illinois
  • Merit Award, Outstanding Work – Traditional Painting, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Purchase Award, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Merit Award, Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America, Chicago, Illinois
  • First Prize, Indiana Artists Club, Annual Spring Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Award of Distinction, Silver Medal, Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, Indiana
  • Invitational Alumni Exhibit, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana Exhibiton
  • Judge, Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Guest Lecturer, International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Guest Lecturer and Demonstration, Indiana State Museum

2001

  • Richmond Art Museum Solo Mid-Career Retrospective Exhibition, Richmond, IN
  • Merit Award, Best Impressionistic Oil, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN
  • Merit Award, Portrait, Any Medium, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN
  • Exhibition Judge, ViewPoint 2001, Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH
  • Exhibition Judge, The Artists Magazine 2001 Annual Competition, Cincinnati, OH
  • Workshop Instruction & Lecture, 3rd Annual New Harmony Paint Out, New Harmony, Indiana
  • Workshop Instruction & Project, North Posey High School, Poseyville, Indiana

2000

  • Best of Show Award, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Merit Award, Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibition, Nashville, Indiana
  • Merit Award, Indiana Artists’ Club Annual Exhibition, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Guest Lecturer, Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Exhibition Judge, Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, New Harmony, Indiana

1999

  • Merit Award, First Place for Outstanding Work, Any Medium, Hoosier Salon Seventy-fifth Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Guest Lecturer, Artists of America Annual Exhibition, Denver, Colorado
  • Landscape Category, Third Place Award, “The Artists Magazine” 1999 Annual Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Merit Award, Eighth Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America, Scottsdale, Arizona

1998

  • Best of Show Award, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Guest Lecturer, Artists of America Annual Exhibition, Denver, Colorado
  • Guest Artist, Workshop Instruction and Exhibition Judge, Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibition, Nashville, Indiana
  • Guest Lecturer, Mediterranean Tour, Crystal Symphony Cruise Ship
  • Guest Lecturer, Workshop Instruction, “Images of a New England Coast” Exhibition, Bartlesville Museum, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

1997

  • Guest Lecturer, Oil Painting Demonstration and Exhibition Judge, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Merit Award, Outstanding Work, Any Medium, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana

1996

  • Outstanding Floral, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Merit Award, Outstanding Traditional, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana

1995

  • Best of Show Award, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana

1994

  • Merit Award, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Long Grove, Illinois
  • Merit Award, Outstanding Work, Any Medium, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Merit Award, Indiana Artists Club Annual Exhibition, Indianapolis, Indiana

1993

  • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Regional Exhibition, Long Grove, Illinois
  • President’s Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Long Grove, Illinois
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Figure Work in Oil, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana

1992

  • Merit Award, Third Place, Indiana Artists’ Club Fall Membership Show, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Traditional Painting, Any Medium, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana

1991

  • Honorable Mention Award, Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibition, Nashville, Indiana
  • Popular Award, Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibition, Nashville, Indiana

1990

  • Merit Award, Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibition, Nashville, Indiana
  • Purchase Award, Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana

Collections & Exhibitions

  • Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana
  • Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, Indiana
  • Indiana Governor’s Mansion, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cleveland Clinic, Naples, Florida
  • Indianapolis Power and Light Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, New Castle, Indiana
  • G.T.E., Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nineteenth Star, LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana
2013

 

  • CW Mundy: American Impressionist, Castle Gallery, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

2009

  • Light & Shadow: From Venice to Paris 2009 – CW Mundy Studio, Indianapolis

2008

  • One Man Show – McColl Fine Art, Charlotte, NC.

2006

  • Recent Works – Indianapolis & France , The Skyline Club, Indianapolis
  • Recent Works , Columbus Museum of Art & Design, Columbus, IN.
  • One Man Show – Travels: CW Mundy , Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL.

2005

  • Paysages de France, 2005 , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Recent Works , Columbus Museum of Art & Design, Columbus, Indiana

2004

  • The Indianapolis Collection , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

2003

  • Recent Works : Exhibition and Sale, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana
  • Banks of The Wabash Collection , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

2002

  • European Collection, C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

2001

  • One Person Exhibition: C.W. Mundy , DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, Florida
  • Charles Warren Mundy: An American Impressionist, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, In.

2000

  • Small Paintings: A Collection of Still Life and Landscape , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Vienna, Prague, and Other Eastern European Cities , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Spring Exhibition , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • The Studio Collection , DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, Florida

1999

  • The Studio Collection , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Spain: Cities and Harbors , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Grand Opening , C.W. Mundy Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • C.W. Mundy – One Man Show , Overland Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Impressions of Vermont , DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, Florida

1998

  • C.W. Mundy – One Man Show , DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, Florida

1997

  • England: The Treasured Isle , Sigman’s Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • The Gloucester and Rockport Collection , DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, Florida

1996

  • Italy: Light and Color , Sigman’s Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Florida Landscapes , Private Exhibition, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Paysages De France , DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, Florida

1995

  • Paysages De France , Sigman’s Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oil Painters of America, 1993-current, Chicago, Illinois
  • American Impressionist Society, current, National Exhibition
  • Hoosier Salon, 1990-current, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Indiana Heritage Arts, current,  Nashville, Indiana
  • American Society of Marine Artists, 2004 – current
  • Gilcrease Museum, American Art in Miniature, 2006-2009, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Beaux Arts Bash, Scottsdale Artists’ School, 1998-2010, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • International Masters of Fine Art: An Invitational Showcase of the Artists’ Finest Works, 2001-2006, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Great American Artists, 1997-2004, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Whistle Pik Annual Miniature Show, 2001-2005, Fredericksburg, Texas
  • American Artists Abroad Invitational Exhibition, Bennington Center For The Arts, 2005-2010, Bennington, Vermont
  • Salon D’ Arts Invitational Exhibition, 2002-2006, Denver, Colorado
  • American Art Invitational, 2007, Denver, Colorado
  • Artists of America, 1997 – 2000, Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • Indiana Artists Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • A View From The Garden, 1999, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana
  • American Miniatures Exhibition, 1997 – 2000, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, Arizona
  • Fall Classics Show, 1999, Ponderosa Art Gallery, Hamilton, Montana
  • Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, 1999, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
  • Mary Bryan Memorial Gallery Invitational, 1999, Jeffersonville, Vermont
  • Mystic International Exhibition, 1993, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut

Bibliography 1993 – 2013

  • “The Power of The Suggestive” by Bob Bahr, Plein Air, November 2013
  • “It’s Always An Adventure” by Sara Frederick, Art of the West, September / October 2013
  • “The Authorship of Painting”, Artists on Art Digital Magazine, Fall 2012
  • “Science & Spirit”, by Norman Kolpas, Southwest Art Magazine, July 2011
  • “Friendship and Art”, American Art Collector, October 2008
  •  “Fine Art Meets Antique Toys” by Lyn Letsinger Miller, Antique Toy World Magazine, March 2008
  • “C.W. Mundy: A New Way to Paint From Photographs” by Jennifer King, American Artist Workshop Magazine, Spring 2007
  • Hoosier Painters of The 21st Century, Mark Butterfield (WMB Media, 2006)
  • “Masters and Mentors” by Paul Soderberg, Plein Air Magazine, July 2005
  • “Try My Upside-Down Reference Photo Technique” by C.W. Mundy, International Artist, Feb/Mar. 2005
  • “An Artistic Journey” by Kathleen Glynn, Plein Air Magazine, January 2005
  • “How to Conquer Mediocrity” by C.W. Mundy, International Artist, Feb/Mar. 2004
  • Memoirs: Charles Warren Mundy, American Impressionist, (International Artist Publishing, 2003)
  • The Simple Secret to Better Painting, Greg Albert (Cincinnati: North Light Books, 2003)
  • “The Artist’s Soul” by Stan Cuba, Art of the West, September / October 2002
  • “The Seven Foundational Truths of Traditional Academic Painting” by C.W. Mundy, International Artist, August/September 2001.
  • “Keying Color to the Center of Interest” by M. Stephen Doherty, Color, An American Artist Publication, 2001
  •  Focus / Santa Fe, January / February / March 2001
  • “Breaking the Ice” Staff Report, The Artist’s Magazine, November 2000
  • “Fresh Takes on Oils” by Kurt Anderson, The Artist’s Magazine, August 2000
  • The Authorship of Painting by C.W. Mundy, International Artist, April/May 2000
  • “How to Compose a Career” by Bill Macomber, Art-Talk, November 1999
  • “Paintings from Photographs” by Karen Raugust, American Artist, November, 1999
  • “Paint the Wonders of Water” by Greg Schaber and Michelle Taute, The Artist’s Magazine, August 1999
  • “A Reverence for Creation” by Norman Kolpas, Southwest Art, April 1999
  • Best of Flower Painting 2, Rachel Wolf, editor, (Cincinnati: North Light Books, 1999)
  • The Best of Portrait Painting, Rachel Wolf, editor, (Cincinnati: North Light Books, 1997)
  • Creative Oil Painting – A Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase by M. Stephen Doherty, (Rockport, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, 1997)
  • “First Person: The Ten Artists I Steal From” by Oleg Stavrowsky, Southwest Art, December 1996
  • “Techniques of Impressionist Painting” by James Metcalfe, American Artist, March 1994
  • “The Magic of Sargent & Sorolla Touches Today’s Artists” by Peggy Chartier, Informart, November/December 1993
  • A Grand Tradition: The Art and Artists of the Hoosier Salon, 1925-1990, Judith Vale Newton and Carol Weiss, (Indianapolis: Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, 1993)