Lukman Glasgow; California Sculptor Won Fame With Whimsical Creations
Lukman Glasgow, a California sculptor and art educator whose ceramic creations won him national renown, has died of cancer. Glasgow, 53, died last Friday at his home in Sacramento.
He sculpted in a “fantasy realism” style rich in humor and surrealistic elements. His pottery works were also known for their lustrous glazes.
Born in Utah, Glasgow was director of the Downey Museum of Art from 1974 to 1985. He taught at Cal State Fullerton and helped develop Los Angeles County’s Mural and Billboard Arts projects.
A recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1975, Glasgow exhibited his works at the Downey Museum and in galleries in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Glasgow is survived by his wife, Istiharoh, three sons and two daughters, all of Sacramento and his mother, Frances Glasgow, of Provo, Utah.