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2012-2013 Hall of Fame Inductee
Burl Washington, Texas

Burl Washington is a watercolorist who enjoys painting history and nostalgic Americana.  Born in Somerville, Texas a small town outside of Bryan/College Station A&M University, he now lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Linda. They have two daughters, Melinda and Melissa, whom he has used as models for many of his paintings. He is the seventh child of John and Ruby Washington.  Washington attended Snook High School and Jones High School and received his AA from Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas and his BA at University of Texas at Arlington where he majored in Commercial Art and Advertising. His early art influences were from his parents, aunts and teachers and his love of Norman Rockwell art featured in the Saturday Evening Post magazine. His detail and authenticity in his work captures emotion and excitement.

Washington has been the subject of many feature magazines/newspaper articles and in Southwest Art Western Art Collectors, Wild West Magazine, InformArt, Saddle Baron, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, Associated Press and many other publications. He and his work have been featured on many television and radio programs including The History Channel and KERA Public Television to name a few.  Burl has been a participant in solo exhibits across the country from West Point Military Academy in New York to Booth Western Art Museum of Cartersville, Georgia.  He has been awarded many Best of Show and 1st Place awards from many national and regional art competitions.  His works hang in many prestigious galleries, museums and private collections around the country.

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