Charles Criner

Charles Criner


Born in Athens; resides in Houston 


Painted: Brazos Bend SP and Galveston Island SP



BA Art Education, Texas Southern University, Houston, 1964–1968. Studied under Dr. John Biggers, 1964–2001; Mr. Carroll Simms, 1964–1968; Ms. Teressa A. Allen, 1964–1968

Fisher High School, Athens, 1964


Career Highlights

Alumni Support Award, Texas Southern University, Houston, 2012 

Award of Excellence, Texas Southern University, Houston, 1975 

NASA graphic illustrator, worked on Apollo 11 drawings, 1969–1970


Selected Exhibitions 

Solo, Where I Come From: The Works and Influences of Charles Criner, Museum of Printing History, Houston, 2019

Protégés: The Legacy of Dr. John Biggers Viewed through the Art Works of Thirteen Students, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, 2018 (online catalog)

Homecoming: The 8th Biannual Alumni Exhibition, The University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, 2017

On My Journey: The Legacy of John Biggers, curated by Sally Reynolds, Arts Brookfield, Houston, 2017

Houston Founders at City Hall, organized by William Reaves Fine Art and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Houston City Hall, Houston, 2014

Martin Luther King Center, Columbus, Ohio

Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler 

Longview Museum of Fine Arts 

Athens Senior High School  

Texas A&M University, College Station  

University of Texas at Austin  

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Selected Public Collections

Cushing Library, Texas A&M University, College Station

Federal Reserve Bank, Houston 

Museum of Fine Art (now Art Museum of Southeast Texas), Beaumont

Yates Museum, Houston 



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