Marshall Glasier

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Born:  1902 - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 

Died:   1988

Marshall Glasier was one of the leaders in Wisconsin of a group of artists who determined to bring European modernism to the Wisconsin art scene. His colleagues in this effort were Dudley Huppler and John Wilde in Madison, Karl Priebe in Milwaukee, and Gertrude Abercrombie in Chicago. They created art inspired by European Surrealism, the uniting of dream and reality on canvas initiated by a group of artists in Paris in the 1920s.

In Wisconsin, Glasier and his peers were rebelling particularly against the style, moralistic tone, and provincial subject matter of John Steuart Curry, Regionalist painter from Kansas who had been brought to the University of Wisconsin at Madison as Artist-In-Residence from 1936 to 1946. Glasier was not on the University faculty but was the center of the alternative artists and hosted many gatherings at his parents' home in Madison where he lived after extensive travel. 

Accounts indicate that these gatherings were salon-like and intellectu

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Marshall Glasier
Untitled "In the Garden" by Marshall Glasier
Untitled "In the Garden"
15.5 x 18.5 in.