DR. CLARENCE TALLEY SR. is Professor of Art at Prairie View A & M University and an ordained minister at Mount Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Hempstead, Texas, the World Christianship Ministries, and the United Christian Faith Ministries.
Dr. Talley's subjects are diverse and range from traditional to contemporary. He records the African American experience and the human condition with passion and unrestrained vigor. As a paramount source of inspiration, Dr. Talley draws upon the Bible for motivation both spiritually and visually.
He received a B.A. from Southern University, an M.F.A. from Louisiana State University, an M.A. from Houston Graduate School of Theology, and a D.B.S. from Master's International School of Divinity.
Dr. Talley is a Fulbright-Hays Scholar to Africa where he has traveled extensively in East and West Africa. He is also a Phelps-Stoke Fellow to the Caribbean.
He is listed in "250 Years of Afro American Art," "Who's Who in the South and Southwest," "Who's Who Among African Americans," "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."
Dr. Talley writes for the Waller County News Citizen a regional newspaper where his inspirational column is widely read. Many of his articles and sermons have been published in a variety of literary sources, national newspapers, magazines and the Internet.
As an accomplished artist, Dr. Talley's works have been shown both nationally and internationally in numerous one man and group exhibitions such as The Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.; Black Creativity, Chicago, Illinois; Huntsville Museum of Art, Museum of Art, Port Au Prince; University of West Indies in Trinidad; Biblical Art Center, Dallas, The Apex Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, University of Texas, Texas A & M and Prairie View A & M.
He is the author of: The Call for the Prophet, A Call from God and Is It True: Reflections from the Word of God, and Lie after Lie after Lie
Dr. Talley and his wife of 36 years, Carolyn Ann, reside in Prairie View, Texas, with their two children, Clarence Jr. and Crystal Ann.