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Joseph M. Glasco (1925 - 1996) Oil and Collage on Canvas, #34, dtd 1985
  • Joseph M. Glasco (1925 - 1996) Oil and Collage on Canvas, #34, dtd 1985

    SKU: 200096


    Original oil and mixed-media on canvas, art work measures 60" x 60, with frame 61.5" x 61.5", "Untitled #34". Joseph Glasco (1925-1996) was an American abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets and one of the most amazing stories of 20th century art. Joseph Glasco, born in Oklahoma in 1925. He rose to fame at the young age of 25 and was given a one man show at one of New York’s leading galleries. He was also the youngest artist to be represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. He was also the 15th artist selected by MOMA to tour in the prestigious “Fifteen Americans” sponsored by MOMA in 1952, along with Pollock, Rothko, and others. New York was not his comfort zone. He rebelled against the curators, critics and galleries. He left New York for Taos and ultimately settled in Galveston,TX. Close friends, collectors and sponsors included Stanley Seeger and Julian Schnabel. In 1980 Glasco toured India, Turkey and other countries in the region collecting silks, cloths which he incorporated into a few of his paintings as pictured here. A truly remarkable artist and story as chronicled by Michael Raeburn in “The Fifteenth American”. Glasco graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Shortly after, he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II and he served in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he enrolled at the Portsmouth Art School in Bristol, England. He also studied at the School of Painting and Sculpture, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He subsequently attended the Art Students League of New York. His works are on permanent display in numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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        United States



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      • PERIOD

        20th Century


        Oil, Media, Wood



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