powered by Daily Paintworks
Stuart Glazer

Stuart Glazer is a native of Detroit, MI and currently resides in Boca Raton, FL. He comes from a family of artists and musicians. His grandfather was an accomplished artist who influenced Glazer throughout his early childhood. During his adolescence Glazer took art instruction from regionally-known artists Ben Glicker and Robert Dowd, and majored in art at a high school for the arts in Detroit. Later, Glazer embraced music, following the path of his parents who were both musicians. Glazer's Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music were from Eastern Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University. Glazer has had a successful career as a university music professor and administrator, and a classical composer. He has numerous music publications and recordings to his credit including a film documentary (The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe) narrated by Theodore Bikel. He returned to his lifelong love for painting in 2001 after stepping down from an administrative position at FAU. He retired from teaching in 2012. Glazer has been exhibited in galleries in Key West, Naples, Dania Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton, FL, and in New Hope, PA.

Artist Statement:I am a mostly self-taught artist. Over the years I have worked in many genres, from realism to total abstraction. The consistent unifying aspect to my art is my fascination with color as a means of expression. Before becoming a full-time artist I was a professional composer and university professor of music. As a composer I was often described as a "musical colorist." I was motivated by the colorful aspects of sound and sound combinations. The same fascination and motivation has carried over into my visual art, where I can work with actual color and its expressive potential.My figurative work has mostly dealt with the human form, usually female, and colorful pop-art like portraits. More recently, I have been experimenting with forms of abstraction. I find the freedom of abstraction to be both challenging and exhilarating.