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Joseph  Glasco Abstract Face
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Joseph Glasco

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Joseph M. Glasco (1925-1996)

Joseph Glasco was born in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma and grew up in Texas. In 1949, after his first one-person exhibition in New York, Glasco became the youngest artist represented at that time in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. 

Glasco's rythmical, all-over abstract compositions have often been linked with those of American artist Jackson Pollock. During the 1950s, Glasco became friends with Pollock; the two seemed to share an affinity for the element of chance in their work. In the late 1970s, Glasco first created his collaged canvases such as "Untitled #7" . They were made from irregular scraps of canvas painted and glued unevenly onto an underlying abstract painting. According to Glasco, " . . . there is a need in me to do sculpture and it somehow comes out when I paint and use material on top of material, . . . which is what sculpture is about."

In this work, there is a dynamic play of contrasting warm/cool tones, evenly dispersed with no central focus. The trails of the paintbrush and the random shapes of color lead the eye in, out, and around this tightly woven network. The perception of this space changes dramatically as one experiences the work close up and, then, from a distance.

CAREER

1925 Born in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma
1996 Died in Galveston, Texas

EDUCATION

1949 Studies at the Art Students League, New York, New York
1948 Studies at School of Painting and Sculpture in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1946 Studies under Rico Lebrun at the Jepson Art Institute, Los Angeles, California
1945 Studies at the Portsmouth Art School. Bristol, United Kingdom
1942 Studies at the University of Texas, Austin

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Joseph Glasco: The Fifteenth American, Waddington Custot Galleries, London
2012 Joseph Glasco: Paintings from the Estate, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Joseph Glasco: A Celebration, Barry Whistler Gallery, traveled to the Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
1993 Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas
1990 New Work: Joseph Glasco, Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
1989 Waddington Galleries, London, England
1986 Joseph Clasco 1948-1986: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas
Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas
Gimpel + Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, New York
1983 Joseph Glasco: Recent Paintings, Gimpel + Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, New York
1979 Joseph Glasco, Gimpel + Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, New York
1976 Joseph Glasco: Recent Works, Arnold Gallery, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
1975 Louisiana Gallery, Houston, Texas
1973 Louisiana Gallery, Houston, Texas
1970 Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, and Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1968 Kiko Gallery, Houston, Texas
1967 Rizzoli Gallery, New York, New York
Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1965 Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
1963 Exhibition of Paintings and Objects, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1961 Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1958 Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1957 Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1956 Exhibitions of Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1954 Exhibition of Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1953 Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1952 Glasco, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1951 Exhibition of Paintings, Colored Ink Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1950 Perls Gallery, New York, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Texas Modernists, The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
Texas Artists, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX
2014 Selections from the Estate of Sonny Burt and Bob Butler, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2013 Philbrook Downtown, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
Back Room, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
1996 Texas Modern and Post-Modern: The Texas Collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
32 Texas Artists, Fifth Floor Gallery, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, Texas
1994 Transformation: Post-War Art from the Museum’s Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1993 Darkness and Light: Twentieth-Century Works from Texas Collection, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Personal Attachments: The Art of Collage/Assemblage, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas
1992 Island Inspired, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Bob Wilson Collection, Museum of East Texas, Lufkin, Texas
1991 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Galveston Collects Contemporary Art: Post World War II Selections from Galveston Collections, Glaveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
1990 Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas
1989 Drawings, Prints, and Photographs from the Collection of Bob Wilson, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas
1988 Texas Art, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
1986 Paperworks, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas
Five Texas Artists, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1985 Fresh Paint: The Houston School, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1984 Group Exhibition, Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery, Houston, Texas
1982 The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
1970 Exhibitions of Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Paintings, Sculpture: American and European, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1969 Beckmann, Glasco, Tchelitchew: Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1966 Permanent Collection Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
1965 A Decade of American Drawings: 1955-1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Three Distinguished Artists from Oklahoma, Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (with Lee Mullican and Leon Polk Smith)
1964 Elements of Modern Art II: From the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Federation of the Arts, traveled to Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia; Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas; Old Dominion College, Norfolk, Virginia; Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey; Hackley Art Gallery, Muskegon, Michigan
The Friends Collect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
1963 The 28th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Robert Broderson, Joseph Glasco, Peter Lanyon, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Exhibition of Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
1962 The 157th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Forty Artists Under Forty, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; traveled to Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences, Binghamton, New York; Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Seventh International Annual, duPont Galleries, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia
1961 64th American Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Theatre Collects American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
The Face of the Fifties: Recent Painting and Sculpture from the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings by Contemporary Americans and Europeans, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
The Stanley J. Seeger Jr. Collection, The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Annual Exhibition 1961: Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Modern American Drawings, The Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy
Twentieth-Century Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
1960 100 Drawings from the Museum Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
1959 Made in New York State, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
1958 Contemporary American Painters, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
The Museum and Its Friends: Twentieth Century American Art from Collections of the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
American Sculpture, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; traveled to Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh Bicentennial International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
1957 Golden Years of American Drawings, 1905-1956, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Recent American Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Selection of American Paintings from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middleton, Connecticut; traveled to Williams College of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Contemporary Art Acquisitions, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Recent Loans and Acquisitions, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
1956 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Drawings by Contemporary Americans and Europeans, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Painters Today, St.-Gaudens Memorial Picture Gallery, Cornish, New Hampshire
1955 Janicki, Sterne, Glasco, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Two-Hundred Years of American Painting, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The 24th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Three Young Americans: Richard Diebenkorn, Joseph Glasco, Joseph McCullough, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
The New Decade: 35 American Painters and Sculptors, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; traveled to San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California; Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Painting, Sculpture, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Young Painters, Congress for Cultural Freedom; traveled to Rome, Brussels, Paris
Exhibition of Drawings, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1954 Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings, and Sculpture, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York
Reality and Fantasy: 1900-1954, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Younger American Painters: A Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
61st American Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1953 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
International Watercolor Exhibition: 17th Biennial, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Il Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna, Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1952 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
4th Annual Invitational Exhibition by Regional Artists, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York
15 Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
1951 Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
60th Annual American Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Three Painters, Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, New York (with Kay Sage and Carlyle Brown)
1950 Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
New Talent, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
4th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

 

 

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