Doug Glovaski’s family hails from Saginaw, Michigan and relocated in 1957 to the suburban town of Los Gatos, California. Located only a few miles from the ocean and a few hours from places like Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, Glovaski enjoyed a carefree and modest life. His interest in art started at an early age when his parents encouraged him to draw and paint. This interest continued through high school where he focused on art. Not having the means to attend college, Glovaski entered the work force where he remained until the age of thirty-five when he felt compelled to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist.
Much of Glovaski’s work is informed and influenced by the suburban life of his childhood and all of the contradictions and hypocrisies that come with living in a time when expectations were high and the American Dream seemed a reality. He learned at an early age that the search for an ideal existence is ever changing and subjective.
Glovaski’s work appears in several institutional, corporate, and private collections in the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. The institutional collections include the Harvard Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Achenbach Collection at the San Francisco Legion of Honor; The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, California; The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California; The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California; and the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, Davis, California.
Glovaski now lives in the small town of Spreckels, just outside of Salinas, California, where he, his wife Jana, and their small dog Louie enjoy life in the beautiful Salinas Valley. Glovaski continues to produce work on paper and canvas from his studio in their home.