John Glick was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1938. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Wayne State University, Detroit and attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for Masters Degree studies in metalsmithing and ceramics. Since 1964 he has been a professional studio artist.
Glick’s work according to Bruce Hartman, former Curator of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum , involves, “…complex, painterly expressions. The austerity of his earlier work has given way to an exuberant decorative sensibility grounded in Oriental calligraphy and American abstract expressionism.” His recent concerns with the clay surface as a place for painting and drawing in color lead him naturally to the print medium to further extend his imagery.
Glick shows widely. His most recent credits include major representation at the New Art Form Exposition in Chicago with Pro Art Gallery and inclusion in the definitive exhibition, “Fragile Blossoms, Enduring Earth: The Japanese Influence on American Ceramics” at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Additional honors include twice being awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant (1961 and 1972), two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1977 and 1988), and a Michigan Foundation for the Arts Governor’s Award in 1977. Glick lectures nationally and internationally and is a much sought after workshop leader.