The following information was submitted in April of 2006 by Wendy Snyder, Director of the Glankoff Collection:
SAM GLANKOFF (Samuel Glanckopf/Samuel Glanckoff) was born on October 30, 1894, in New York City. Virtually self taught, his early art education was primarily based upon studying and copying minature paintings that he saw at the Metropolitan Museum. This solitary apprenticeship to art was to resonate in his work for the rest of his life.
Glankoff's mother, Yetta, had emigrated to the United States from Riga, Latvia during the 1880s. At the time of her marriage in New York to Jacob Glanckopf, a salesman of exotic feathers for hats, she was a millinery designer whose artistic creatio
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