Born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in rural central Michigan. Professional career in art began in 1967. Warner currently resides in Charlevoix, Michigan.
B.Sc. Central Michigan University. Major: Art; Minor: History
Commercial Art Studies (two years), Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan.
Professional Sculptor since 1967
Jr. High School Art Teacher - Fremont, Michigan (1968-1970)
Art Instructor - Northeast Intermediate school, Midland, Michigan
Public Schools - Midland, Michigan (1970-1971)
Art Instructor - Dow High School Midland Public Schools (1970-1972)
With warmth, humor, and sensitivity, sculptor Todd Warner has been creating his imaginarium of sophisticated whimsy for over 35 years. From life-size cowboys and Indians, to butlers and Brahma, to bigger-than-life ostriches and armadillos, Warner's sophisticated whimsy adorns lobbies and living rooms, entryways and offices, zoos, museums, - even the Orlando International Airport and the New York Thruway.
From his Charlevoix, Michigan studio, Warner brings clay to life. A heartfelt smile from on-lookers and collectors is his measure of success. "There's an innate sense of humor in my work, but I'm not going for the belly laugh. I love to make people smile. I couldn't fight being humorous if I had to. Hopefully, my sculptures are whimsical and sensitive; they have their own spirit."
Internationally known for his irresistible animal sculptures, Warner captures with vision and insight the essence of animals, preserving not only the animals of nature, but also the nature of animals.
The artist has had over 40 one-man shows and is represented by numerous prestigious national and international galleries.
Current Exhibits Open to the Public
The Public Spaces of the Orlando International Airport.
The Public Spaces of the New York Thruway.
The Public Spaces of the Young America Bank, Denver, Colorado.
Major Collectors and Collections which feature Todd Warner Creations:
Alden Dow Collection
Burt Weinstein Collection
Byron and Barbara Pierce Collection, La Quinta, California
David Calvin Collection, Bataa Oil, Inc., Greeley, Colorado
David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer
Forrest Barbieri Collection
Gannett Publishing, Washington, D.C., Headquarters of U.S.A. Today
Gil Hodge Collection
Marcia S. Zellner, Doral Ryder Open
McDonalds Corporation Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Art Carlson Collection, WPLG Channel 10, Miami, Florida
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ballard, Toronto Maple Leafs
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ralston, New Jersey Devils
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gibson, ABC, Good Morning America
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Janoff, Monday Night Football
Mr. and Mrs. David Flint Collection, Flint Ink Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Don Childears, Young America Bank, Denver, Colorado
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bierstock, Chairman Of Jewish Studies, University Of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sucher, Kentucky Derby Winner "Winning Colors"
Mr. and Mrs. Fitz Dixon, Philadelphia 76ers
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Eldean, Eldean Shipyards, Holland, Michigan
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Dow Collection, Dow Chemical Company
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Selland, Areoquip Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ilitch Collection, Little Caesar's Inc., Detroit Red Wings
Mr. and Mrs. John Winn, Executive President, Four Winds Boat Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Packer, Packer and Packer, Las Vegas, Nevada
Mr. and Mrs. Len Shapiro Collection
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Share Collection, The Lawrence Share Companies
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Zales Collection
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Batts Collection
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Lender, Lender's Bagel's
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Travis Collection
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Donner, Lethal Weapon I, II, III
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grobman Collection
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roskam, Roskam Bakeries
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ambler Collection, Indianapolis, Indiana
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pencer, Cott Soda and Presidential Choice
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Dulman, The Lucky Companies
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Huizenga, Blockbuster Video
Mr. and Mrs. William Lamothe, CEO and Chairman, Kellogg's Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Wrigley Offield, Wrigley's Gum
Mrs. Charles Finley Collection
Mrs. Ewing Kauffman, Owner, Kansas City Royals
Ms. Kelly McGillis, Actress, "Top Gun" and "The Accused"
New York Thruway
Pat and Kate Maley
The Greater Orlando Airport Authority, Orlando, Florida
Vanderbilt Inn, Naples, Florida
Young America Educational Foundation, Denver, Colorado
Zsa Zsa Gabor