Ted Collier


Above: Gold Circle, mixed media/metallic paints on canvas, 38.5 x 72″

We have two paintings by Collier in our collection. Gold Circle is an original piece, and Black Circle is a piece that was commissioned by our owners. In Black Circle, Collier adapted one of his preferred motifs-the circle-to include an allusion to the Mississippi river. This painting visualizes our sentiment at The Current that the river is a hub for creativity and life, and we showcase that midwestern ingenuity throughout our collection.


Above: Black Circle, mixed acrylic based paints on canvas, 71.5 x 96″

Ted Collier is a visual artist, collector, gallerist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist living and working in St. Louis, Missouri and Los Angeles, California. His abstract paintings range from bold and subtle—from monochromatic to vibrantly colorful. His most iconic works are his circles. Follow the link below to see more of Collier’s work!


Fun Fact: In addition to painting anywhere from 4 to 15 hours a day in his studio, Ted also owns an award-winning restaurant chain, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria with his wife, Katie. Of all the adventures of building a business and establishing himself as one of the most successful artists in the US, Ted finds giving back to the community the most rewarding. He supports the local art community, donating to organizations like St. Louis Art Works and the Children’s Hospital.


Author: thecurrentiowablog

From porters in stylish duds to original contemporary artwork in every room and one-of-a-kind spaces to host meetings and social gatherings, we put an artful spin on the meaning of luxury at The Current ~ Iowa. Built by renowned architect Daniel Burnham on the site of Davenport's first hotel, our AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel in the heart of downtown Davenport offers breathtaking views of the Mighty Mississippi as well as the opportunity to earn Marriott Rewards with the Marriott Autograph Collection. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, you're sure to enjoy our state-of-the-ART fitness center, pool, business centers, and club lounge. Every event at The Current is sure to wow: from the sun rising over the outdoor patio of UP’s rooftop restaurant and lounge, to evening cocktails in Viva’s private tequila aging and tasting room & gallery. This is where history meets hip culture. #hipstoric.

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