Larry Gluck – Founder

About Larry Gluck

Perhaps no one has enabled so many to acquire artistic talent as has Larry Gluck. His breakthroughs in fine art training have led to success and artistic fulfillment for countless thousands of all ages and from all walks of life.

Lawrence Jerrold Gluck was born to Maurice and Jane Gluck, a pharmacist and homemaker, on April 9, 1931. It was in a modest home among the sycamore and maple studded suburbs of Queens, New York, that Larry would have, as he puts it, his first “aesthetic experience.”

When his Father had come home after a hard day’s work, and Larry and his older brother Michael had been put to bed, enchanting music would drift through the house. Larry was inescapably drawn to the magic.

Sneaking downstairs, he would tip-toe into the living room and hide behind the sofa. As he peered over an armrest, there would be Dad pouring his heart out over the piano keys. The man was a natural who played by ear; the notes spontaneously flowed from his fingers. And so began Larry’s love of creativity.

It wasn’t long before he climbed onto the stool himself, and by age six was taking piano lessons from Mrs. Stamm at fifty cents a pop. Music, however, wasn’t the only feather in Larry’s creative cap. He can’t remember the first time he put pencil to paper, but what is certain is that Larry was drawing and sketching from a very early age. Unlike piano, this was something he didn’t have to learn. The lines and shapes seemed to draw themselves. Lawrence Jerrold Gluck was born to Maurice and Jane Gluck, a pharmacist and homemaker, on April 9, 1931. It was in a modest home among the sycamore and maple studded suburbs of Queens, New York, that Larry would have, as he puts it, his first “aesthetic experience.”

Family and friends who frequented the Gluck’s often found young Larry sitting quietly in a corner sketching. When asked to show what he had drawn, he’d flip the sketch pad around and surprise them: instead of the expected stick figures, Larry had drawn their portrait. And if there’s any question as to how adept those portraits were, it wasn’t uncommon for visitors to take his works home and have them framed.

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