Warren Brandt was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 26, 1918-2002 He studied at Pratt Institute from 1935 to 1938, Washington University, with Philip Guston and Max Beckmann and the Art Students League with Yasuo Kuniyoshi. He was head of the Art Department of Salem College from 1949 to 1950. He taught at Pratt Institute from 1950 to 1952 and was an instructor at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1952. He was named chairman of the Art Department of the University of Mississippi from 1957 to 1959, taught at Southern Illinois University from 1959 to 1961; School of Visual Art, New York City from 1962 through 1963 and Director of the New York Studio School in 1967. He became a Member Academician of the National Academy of venerable tradition of studio still life. His roots are in Matisse and Bonnard - simply curvaceous line, precious gobs of paint and elaborate studio set-ups. His is an earthy celebration of the abundance of things. What is so ingratiating about Brandt's work is how much he loves it, loves paint, loves his cluttered studio.
Publications include: Gerrit Henry in Art in America, March 1987, Who's Who in American Art, R.R. Bowker 1993-94, Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists, edited by Paul Cummings. He has a very extensive exhibition record and is in many museums and collections including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., The National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM, The Rochester Museum, Rochester, NY, The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, Washington Museum of Modern Art, Washington, D.C., The James Michener Foundation, Austin, TX, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO, RCA American Communications, Inc., Princeton, NJ, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, New York, H.J. Heintz Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, Chase Manhattan Bank of North America, New York, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Museum of New Mexico