Art Brokerage: Melanie Taylor Kent American Artist: Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Melanie Taylor Kent was raised and has spent most of her life in Southern California. She won her first National Art Competition at age 12 and studied with several celebrated artists. Recently her artwork has been licensed to Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Corporation and Hanna-Barbera. In just a few years she has achieved recognition as "the artist of famous celebrations, streets, and landmarks of America". She combines her art talent and love of history with a whimsical imagination to produce images of brilliant and vivid colors, yet informative because of Melanie's attention to detail and quest for authenticity. Melanie's serigraphs are noted for the famous personalities that delight and challenge collectors to identify them.