Born in Atchison, Kansas, Blair received his BFA from the University of Kansas and his MFA from Kansas City Art Institute. For 41 years, Carl Blair was professor of art at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. Now retired, he continues to paint and exhibit throughout the Southeast. Blair has a long history of awards and exhibitions. Exhibitions include Art in Embassies Program; Ringling Museum of Art; Morris Museum, Augusta, Ga.; Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tenn. In 1995, the Greenville Museum in Greenville, S.C., hosted a major retrospective of his work. Blair uses nature as his point of departure.
Enjoyment of Beauty involves not only the eyes but also the emotions of the heart. They must be balanced with the viewer's intellect and spirit.
- Carl Blair
For all of us who have an interest in the natural world and the future of the discipline of painting, Carl Blair gives us courage.
- Edward Rice, painter
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