(1881 - 1959)
Joe Duncan Gleason was active/lived in California, New York. Joe Gleason is known for marine, landscape and portrait painting.
Biography Joe Gleason
Joe Duncan Gleason's modest beginnings hardly hinted at his illustrious
life to come. Raised in Los Angeles, youngest of three children born to
a woman who was emancipated enough to divorce her husband, in 1894 at
the age of 14, he began working at the Union Engraving Company as an
illustrator. Over the next twenty years, thanks to scrapbooks
kept by a doting mother, it is possible to keep close track of his
growth and see how he developed the many different facets of his
His main thrust was always art. While
supporting himself as an illustrator, he completed his abridged
schooling and art education at art school in Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Chicago (school year 1902-3) and finally the Art Studen
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