Remembering Ed Warren
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ed Warren, co-founder of Bright Artists and the visionary behind our entire curriculum and approach, has passed away on September 21, 2021, at the age of eighty.
Ed touched the lives of tens of thousands of children through art by passionately creating an internationally recognized fine art program. His connection to what matters most in life was always clear: his children and grandchildren, his wife, also a co-founder of Bright Artists, Sher, and his dear friends. He never stopped pushing to guide us all to the best of his ability and to make his influence on the world the very best it could possibly be. In this, he remains an example to us all, and his powerful legacy is certainly a lasting one.
In 2016, the Warrens were honored by Disney with a prestigous Motif Youth Advocacy Award for the program that Ed created. On top of developing a world-class curriculum for children, part of which he and Sher have generously donated to Bright Artists, Ed founded over two dozen private studios, a school enrichment program, created curriculum for an online program during the pandemic, and inspired countless teachers, students and their families, leaving a powerful legacy that will benefit generations to come.
Our condolences and best wishes go out to his family, and our gratitude is limitless.