LeMaxie Glover (1916 – 1984)

LeMaxie Glover was born in Macon, Georgia in 1916. Art was his favorite subject at Macomber High School. After many years working on the railroad, he attended the Toledo Museum of Art School of Design. In 1954, he received a Bachelor of Education degree from University of Toledo. He won scholarships, including to Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1955. Afterwards, he taught at Cranbrook for one year, but returned to Toledo where he felt he was needed most, to teach art at Woodward and then Scott high schools.

LeMaxie Glover had two one-man shows at the Toledo Museum of Art, in 1956 and 1970. He showed in the Toledo Area Artists Exhibitions from 1956 to 1964, and the Black Artists of Toledo Exhibitions in 1973 and 1974, also at the museum.

He showed in the Michigan Area Artists Show in 1957, Ohio Sculptors Show in 1962; the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, 1963; Contemporary Sculptors Show at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1963. He had numerous one man shows.

His sculptures are in collections of the Williston, N.D. Museum of Art; the Besser Museum of Art, Alpina, Michigan, and in numerous Toledo area institutions and private collections.

See this blog post about LeMaxie Glover’s lifesize walnut crucifix and his terra cotta sculpted portraits, here.

I thought of my struggle for my education, and the many Toledo friends who contributed to the attainment of my dream. A doctor has a oath to fulfill in his profession and I feel that a teacher has an oath also: Wherever his services are needed, he should comply.

Blade article written by William Brower, who knew him well.