Biography

Gladene Tucker (d. 1965) studied for a short time under Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City Art Institute and later at the Atlanta School of Art.  During her lifetime she had only two exhibitions, one in 1959 and another in 1962 at Judith Alexander’s progressive New Arts Gallery.  Gudmund Vigtel, wrote of Gladene Tucker shortly after she died “At a time when the extravagance of abstract expressionism had captured a large following, her measured discipline seemed out of tune.” (The Work of Galedene Tucker, High Museum of Art: 1966). Gudmund stated that her perfectionism, restless inquiry and pursuit into visual expression and made a great and lasting impact on her piers.

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