Charles Warren Mundy b. 1945, Indianapolis, IN.
C.W. Mundy was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. He graduated with a Fine Art Degree and a Secondary Education Teaching Degree from Ball State University in Indiana in 1969 and then worked on a Masters of Fine Art at Long Beach State (CA). From an early age, Mundy demonstrated a propensity for drawing and athletics. In 1978, he combined his love for art and sports and worked as a sports illustrator for over adecade. For a time, he was the official illustrator for Bobby Knight, head basketball coach at Indiana University. He received important commissions from the Pro Golfers Association, the United States Golf Association, and the National Basketball Association.
In the early 1990’s, Mundysought a different approach to painting and took on the challenge of painting in a more impressionistic style, going out of doors and painting “en plein air” and “from life. This painting style led Mundy to a series of European Plein Air painting trips, beginning with a trip to France in 1995 and continuing up through the present
Among the honors, Mundy was invited in 2003 to Master Signature Membership in the national organization Oil Painters of America. In 2007, he achieved Master Status in The American Impressionist Society, and in 2012 he wasinvited to Out-of-State Signature Membership in the prestigious California Art Club. In 2015 he was honored to become a Fellow Member of The American Society of Marine Artists.
Local art organization memberships include the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Plein Air Painters, and Indiana Heritage Arts.
Mundy enjoys playing banjo with the bluegrass band The Disco Mountain Boys. He recently recorded his debut album, Road Trip, published by Moon Surf Records.
Indiana Master Signature Member, Oil Painters of America
Master Status, American Impressionist Society
Fellow, American Society of Marine Artists
Signature Artist Member, California Art Club