Glenn House, 1931-2014

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Title

Glenn House, 1931-2014

Subject

Artists
Sculptors
Illustrators

Description

Glenn House was an illustrator, sculptor, painter and printer, probably best known for the iconic sign he designed early in his career for the Moon Winx Lodge in Alberta, near Tuscaloosa.

House was born in Gordo, the son of a farmer, Norman Lee House and Lucile Hollingsworth House. House's mother was an avid collector of discards and oddities; House and the rest of the family accompanied their mother on digs of old dump sites, traveling far and wide to find artifacts. Her collections became part of "Ma'Cille's Museum of Miscellanea." The museum closed its doors in 1998 and her treasures went up for auction.

After graduating from Gordo High School, House attended art school and became an illustrator, working with an advertising firm when he designed the Moon Winx Lodge sign. Later he founded and became a professor in book arts program at the University of Alabama. He gathered artists of all media into his gallery in the old NAPA parts store in Gordo.

Glenn House was married to artist, and former librarian, Kathleen Fetters.

An article in the Tuscaloosa News written by Mark Hughes Cobb about Glenn House can be found at http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140915/NEWS/140919724/0/search

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Publisher

Tuscaloosa News

Date

2010

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1236

Coverage

Pickens County (AL)
Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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