Glenn Moore Shaw was born in 1891 and died in Sun City, AZ, September 1981. With his wife Elsa Vick Shaw, Glenn Shaw studied and worked at the Cleveland Museum and School of Art during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Elsa preceded him in death in 1974.
While at the Cleveland Museum and School of Art he worked and studied with a number of respected Cleveland artists including Clarence H. Carter, Henry G. Keller, George G. Adomeit, Rolf Stoll, Paul Bough Travis, Frank N. Wilcox and Russell T. Limbach. Primarily a watercolorist Glen also worked in oils and experimented with print techniques.
Subject matter for his works varied, but included material gained on trips with Elsa Shaw to Kennebunkport Maine, Truro and Provincetown Massachusetts, Taormina Sicily and many areas of the Midwest. He also did a series of industrial watercolors in Cleveland including Sycamore Slip-Cleveland, The Furnace and Deserted Smithy. After retiring to Arizona, his works included southwest scenes and subjects.
This information was obtained through studies of the estate of Glenn and Elsa Shaw and works donated to various individuals and institutions including Boswell Memorial Hospital. Boswell Memorial Hospital received a donation of nearly 175 pieces of art from the Shaw estate upon Glenn Moore's death in 1981. Included in this donation were works by Carter, Keller, Adomeit, Travis, Wilcox, Limbach and Stoll as well as nearly a hundred pieces by Glenn and Elsa Shaw.