Moy Glidden

Life Dates

Moy Glidden (1916 - 2005) was born in Philadelphia. Glidden attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the 1930s, studying with, among others, Daniel Gerber of the Pennsylvania Impressionist school and Arthur B. Carles. It was undoubtedly through Carles’ influence that Glidden began developing her interest in color and abstraction.

In 1935 Glidden met Jane Piper in Daniel Garber's class. The two women worked and studied together throughout the 1930s, and influenced each other’s work through sharing models and critiques.

In the 1950s, Glidden became more focused on working in the Abstract Expressionist style. Her works used bright colors and often used recognizable shapes from nature, such as trees and flowers. Glidden continued to exhibit through the 1980s.

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  • I am excited to see that you have a piece about Moy Glidden on your website. She is one of my favorites! You may be interested to know that she exhibited at Carspecken-Scott Gallery in the 1990s, extending her reach beyond the 1980s! What a treat her work is. Thank you!!

    Vince Watchorn