|GLENN GALLEGOS : BIOGRAPHY
I was born in the San Fernando Valley, California in 1953. My father is of Native American and Spanish descent; my mother is of French and English descent. My father has a natural gift for drawing and taught me at an early age the use of chalk, pencil and paint. When I was twelve, my parents divorced and I moved to Boston with my mother.
While I was in Boston attending junior high school, I was selected to attend the school at Bostonís Museum of Fine Arts for a year. I was taught the theories of color, design and perspective and was able to roam the Halls of the Masters. I developed a great admiration for the Mastersí works.
At the age of seventeen, I joined the Navy where I spent four years on a submarine off the Russian coast.
On completion of my naval service, I used my G.I. Bill to enroll in the New England School of Art and Design, Newbury Street, Boston. During this three-year period, I majored in graphic design and acquired a solid foundation in design.
I graduated in 1976 and returned to California. At this point I realized that my heart was that of a painter, not that of a graphic designer.
I enrolled in the Otis Parson Art Institute in Los Angeles where, under the instruction of Burne Hogarth, I studied anatomy and figure drawing for a year.
My paintings have been displayed in galleries in Los Angeles and have been sold to private parties over the years.