Arne Glimcher

Producer, Director, Actor
Founder and director of the prestigious Pace Art Gallery in New York, who had his first taste of filmmaking when he played a cameo--appropriately enough as a bidder at an art auction--in friend Robert Benton's 1980 ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1938 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Producer (9)

The Wedding Contract 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The White River Kid 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Making of Gorillas in the Mist 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gorillas in the Mist 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Good Mother 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (4)

Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The White River Kid 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (3)

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

(English lyrics) (Song Performer)

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

song lyrics("Beautiful Maria of My Soul") (Song)
Actor (1)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

Auction Bidder (Actor)
Other (1)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

(Technical Advisor)

Biography

Founder and director of the prestigious Pace Art Gallery in New York, who had his first taste of filmmaking when he played a cameo--appropriately enough as a bidder at an art auction--in friend Robert Benton's 1980 thriller, "Still of the Night". In 1986 Glimcher served as associate producer of "Legal Eagles" Ivan Reitman's romantic mystery set in the New York art world, utilizing his knowledge of art to develop gallery scenes, pick artworks for sets and write the films's performance-art piece. He actively entered the industry when he independently developed and produced the features ""Gorillas in the Mist" and "The Good Mother" (both 1988) and made his directorial debut with "The Mambo Kings" (1992), the film adaptation of Oscar Hijuelos's Pultizer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love".

Relationships

Mildred Cooper

Wife
married in 1959 was an art-history major at Wellesley when they met

Pace Glimcher

Father
died 1961

Marc Glimcher

Son
born 1963 worked at Pace Gallery for two years after graduating from Harvard studied biology at John Hopkins with Mark Pollard formed Second Son Publications, a publishing company that published "Gargoyles" (edited by Glimcher) is assistant director of Pace Gallery

Paul Glimcher

Son
born 1961 teaches at the University of Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts
enrolled in graduate program c. 1959 with plans to become a curator

Milestones

1999

Directed and Produced the comedy "The White River Kid"

1995

Produced and directed the thriller "Just Cause" starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne

1992

Made directorial debut with the feature "The Mambo Kings" starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas; based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" by Oscar Hijuelos

1988

Produced first feature "Gorillas in the Mist"

1988

Produced "The Good Mother" which starred Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson

1986

First film as associate producer, "Legal Eagles"

1984

Persuaded Dian Fossey to allow him to make film about her life among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; Fossey murdered in 1985 while Glimcher was on way to meet her

1980

First involvement in filmmaking, when friend Robert Benton cast him in cameo role as a bidder at an art auction in "Still of the Night"

1968

Moved art gallery to I M Pei-designed space across 57th Street in New York

1963

Interest in New York artists and their work prompted him to open art gallery in New York with Fred Mueller

1962

Moved to New York (date approximate)

1961

Opened first art gallery in Boston, named Pace after his late father

Set to direct the Broadway musical "The Mambo Kings"

Family moved to Brookline, MA when Glimcher was eight; returned to family's Minnesota ranch to work each summer until he was 18

Bonus Trivia

.

"If Leo Castelli, 81, is considered New York's most influential postwar dealer, Glimcher...is perhaps its most powerful. He represents a highly diverse group of artists--Agnes Martin, Saul Steinberg, Lucas Samaras, Malcolm Morley, Richard Serra, John Chamberlain, Julian Schnabel and Jim Dine are just a few. He also handles the estates of Calder, Nevelson, Rothko, Cornell, Reinhardt, Dubuffet, and Picasso."--Edith Newhall ("New York" magazine, October 10, 1988)

SIMILAR ARTICLES