Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1955, Tony Warren’s journey in self-expression was a foregone conclusion. Inspired by an artist neighbor, he began painting small landscapes in oil at nine years of age. Before long, he graduated from high school with a dozen awards, a one-man show at the local library, and a full scholarship to The American Academy of Art in Chicago.
Warren soon opened “The Golden Age Studio,” and began competitive exhibition, commission painting, teaching, and expanding his repertoire of media and technique. The “fire of desire” burned deep, and while doing h-point engineering for a suburban auto supplier, he landed an illustrators position at the Chevrolet Motor division of General Motors. In a few short years, Warren had designed over 40 posters with over three million images in print. Tony transferred to GM Design, continuing to do artwork, posters, and graphic design. Eventually, he became a senior designer, concentrating on architectural modeling for auto shows and environments.
Tony has received over 100 awards and recognition in shows, exhibitions, and competitions, and has gone on to share his skills teaching workshops. He has also helped students prepare award-winning portfolios and receive scholarships from many prestigious institutions.
Warren has designed, created, and supervised the set and prop construction for many drama productions. He has also designed and created awards and art work for such notables as George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Tiger Woods, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Bill France Jr., A.J. Foyt, Bob Stemple, Jack Smith, and Bob Lutz, to name a few. Mr. Warren’s work continues to be auctioned to benefit various organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Cystic Fibrosis, Red Cross Disaster Relief, Hospice of Michigan, The National Corvette Museum, Meadowbrook Concours, and the Coalition on Temporary Shelter. In addition to hosting his own award-winning national cable TV program, “Expressions," Warren has been published internationally in books, newspapers, and magazines, and is represented in collections across the United States and Canada.