Emmet Kelly 1955
Oil on Board
10 x 8 inches
Signed Upper Left
Glen Tracy was born in Hudson, Michigan, Jan 24 1883. He died in Sarasota, Florida April 1956. He studied with Frank Duveneck at the Art Academy of Cincinnati for most of 1899-1910. Tracy also taught at the Art Academy during the 1909-1910 school year and off and on for some years following.
Glen Tracy became a published illustrator when he provided six full page drawings for a book based on the medieval legend Aucassin and Nicolete. This was the first publication for Fleuron Press and the edition was limited to 500 numbered copies.
Glen Tracy enjoyed traveling and painting new sites. Before 1924, he had painted in Canada, Colorado, Cuba, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. For several years Tracy centered his artwork on circus scenes and performers.
He moved to Florida in 1951 to be near the major tent shows, which spend winters there. Tracy and his wife Mimi traveled with the major circuses for almost a decade.
Glen Tracy's work appeared in almost 30 exhibitions at the Cincinnati Art Museum. His work was shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Scarab Club in Detroit, Closson Galleries in Cincinnati, in New York and his work is represented at the Detroit Art Institute.