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Also Known As: Arnold Glimcher Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Duluth, Minnesota, USA Profession: producer, director, film art consultant, print editor, art dealer, actor, author

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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".

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".

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DIRECTOR:

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  White River Kid, The (2001) Director
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  Just Cause (1995) Director
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  The Mambo Kings (1992) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Still of the Night (1982) Auction Bidder
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Family moved to Brookline, MA when Glimcher was eight; returned to family's Minnesota ranch to work each summer until he was 18
1961:
Opened first art gallery in Boston, named Pace after his late father
1962:
Moved to New York (date approximate)
1963:
Interest in New York artists and their work prompted him to open art gallery in New York with Fred Mueller
1968:
Moved art gallery to I M Pei-designed space across 57th Street in New York
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"
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
1986:
First film as associate producer, "Legal Eagles"
1988:
Produced first feature "Gorillas in the Mist"
1988:
Produced "The Good Mother" which starred Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson
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
1995:
Produced and directed the thriller "Just Cause" starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne
1999:
Directed and Produced the comedy "The White River Kid"
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Set to direct the Broadway musical "The Mambo Kings"
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Education

Massachusetts College of Art: -
Boston University: Boston , Massachusetts -

Notes

"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)

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wife:
Mildred Cooper. Married in 1959; was an art-history major at Wellesley when they met.

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father:
Pace Glimcher. Cattle rancher. Died 1961.
son:
Paul Glimcher. Neuroscientist. Born 1961; teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.
son:
Marc Glimcher. Publisher, editor, gallery assistant director. 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.

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"Modern Art and Modern Science" Praeger

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