Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Glo Kirby

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 1957

Glo Kirby is an artist, painter, and lithographer who was born in 1911 in Mackenzie, Canada. Her art was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. She earned an A.B. from the University of Washington and also attended the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Over the course of her career, she exhibited in Richmond, Oakland, Denver, and more. Kirby was a member of the San Francisco Artists Association and the San Francisco Women’s Association.



Glo Kirby worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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