Hendrik Glintenkamp Biography

Hendrik Glintenkamp




Hendrik Glintenkamp, painter, sculptor, printmaker, illustrator and teacher, was born the son of Hendrik and Sophie Kietz Glintenkamp in Augusta, New Jersey in 1887. He later became known as Glint to his friends and colleagues.

Glintenkamp studied at the National Academy of Design in New York between 1903 and 1906, and in 1908 he was enrolled in the New York School of Art where his teachers included Robert Henri and John Sloan. Glintenkamp's work was included in the 1910 Exhibition of Independent Artists, organized by Robert Henri, John Sloan, and Arthur B. Davies, and his works were exhibited at the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show. He taught for five years at the Hoboken Art Club (1912-1917), and during this time he contributed to the humanitarian publication The Masses, along with George Bellows, Stuart Davis and John Sloan.

In 1917, Glintenkamp moved to Mexico to avoid the draft and remained there for almost a decade. From Mexico he explored England, Europe and Scandinavia. He returned to the United States, settling in New York City in 1934 and joined the ranks of artists working under the New York City WPA Art Project. He taught at the New York School of Fine and Industrial Art and the John Reed Club School of Art.

Glintenkamp's woodcuts were featured in Fifty Prints of the Year in 1929, 1930, and 1931. His woodcuts illustrated Machine Made Man by Silas Bent, The White Gods by Edward Stucken, Gold Rush Days with Mark Twain by William R. Gillis, and Saints of Chaos by Peter Oliver. His own book of woodcut illustrations, A Wanderer in Woodcuts, was published by Farrar and Rinehart, New York City in 1932.

He was a member of the American Artists Congress and his works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Hendrik "Glint" Glintenkamp died in New York City in 1946.