AL GLANN • SCULPTOR
Born in Toledo, Ohio, the first “sculptures” of Al Glann were fanciful creations on the family farm in central Ohio, more for entertainment of this youngest child than, for artistic expression. Formal art training began in college where he graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design with a 1973 BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Although he worked as a commercial designer and illustrator, Glann’s passion was in the creation of dimensional constructs and painting, composite relief, casting, wire sculpture, wood and metal. Inspired by painters as El Greco, Miro and Mondrian and sculptors like Henry Moore, Naum Gabo and Calder, he was able to incorporate this passion into his work as an Associate Professor, teaching 3-D classes at his Alma Mater.
In 1995, Glann relocated to Phoenix, AZ. In 2001 he received a Masters of Education at Northern Arizona University. Balancing the life of a graphics design instructor at the Art Institute of Phoenix, he forged a career as a sculptor in steel beginning in 1990. His work has been related to that of Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry in line and movement.
Named Instructor of the Year in 2009, Al Glann is currently on an extended sabbatical during which time he is expanding his creative focus and devoting full time to the passion he has nurtured for over 25 years.
The work of Mr. Glann entitled The Diva has been chosen by the prestigious Festival of Arts of Chiggio, (Venice) Italy, to be miniaturized as the highly coveted Eleanora Duse’ Diva Award to be first presented in June, 2010.