Joseph Glasco — American Abstract Expressionist painter
Joseph Glasco (1925 — May 31, 1996) was an American Abstract Expressionist painter and sculptor.Joseph Glasco was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, but grew up in Texas. His parents were Lowell and Pauline Glasco.He had three brothers, Gregory, Gordon Michael, and two sisters, Anne Brawley and Marion Glasco (married to oilman C. Fred Chambers).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.Glasco was the lover of the writer William Goyen and in Clark Davis’ biography of Goyen called It Starts With Trouble (University of Texas Press, 2015) , he documents their relationship. Glasco retired in Galveston, Texas in 1972, where he maintained a studio on The Strand near the Strand Emporium, and lived as a virtual recluse.Glasco died on May 31, 1996 in Galveston, Texas.