Karl Umlauf Receives Centennial Professor Award For 2003May 20, 2003
Karl Umlauf, professor and artist-in-residence at Baylor University, has been selected to receive the Centennial Professor Award for 2003. Umlauf will use the award for travel in Spain, where he will create paintings and drawings of the ornate baroque facades and architecture of that country.
Umlauf, who has served as artist-in-residence at Baylor since 1989, is known for his cutting-edge, highly abstract work. His work can be seen in such public venues as DFW Airport, the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Modern Museum of Art, both in New York City, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art, among others. His solo exhibitions include those at the Harris Gallery in Houston, Oklahoma State University, Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia and the Dome Gallery in New York City.
Umlauf's work also is the subject of the book "Karl Umlauf: The Journey." His numerous awards and honors include honorable mention in 2002 at the Visions International Competition, the Presidents Award/Purchase Award at the 28th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition and grand prize in the sixth annual Texas Arts Celebration at the Houston Center for the Arts.
The Class of 1945 -- the Baylor Centennial Class -- established an endowment fund to support faculty development. Each year a tenured faculty member is designated as the Baylor Centennial Professor and is provided with funds for a project that will facilitate the development of his or her ability to function as a university professor and contribute to academic life. Since the award's inception, 16 faculty members from a variety of academic disciplines have been designated Centennial Professors.