Gavin Glakas grew up in Bethesda, MD, and started drawing about the time he started walking. He studied with Walt Bartman in high school and at Washington University in St. Louis and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

After graduation, Glakas spent a year and a half working on Capitol Hill as a Senate staffer. He had planned to go to law school, but after an eight-month illness culminating in the removal of a tumor from his lung at the age of 24, he decided to pursue his lifelong ambition of a career as an artist.

Glakas began showing his work in galleries almost immediately and spent six years studying portrait and figure painting on Thursdays and Fridays.

His paintings hang in the permanent collections of the United States Capitol, the Virginia State Capitol, universities, museums and numerous other collections both public and private.

Glakas is represented by Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Charleston, SC, Palm Avenue Fine Art in Sarasota, FL, and Hubert Gallery in New York.

He has won numerous honors for his artwork, including awards from the Portrait Society of America and the Butler Institute of American Art. His paintings have been featured on NBC News and in The Washington Post, as well as American Art Collector, Plein Air, International Artist, The American Scholar, Art Business News, The Strand and Elan magazines, and exhibited at mu- seums and galleries throughout the country.

Glakas teaches painting and drawing at the Yellow Barn Studio and lives in McLean, VA, with his wife and two sons.

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UPCOMING CLASSES

SPRING 

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting Onsite $318.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
4/17/2024-6/19/2024

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting Onsite $254.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
4/20/2024-6/22/2024

SUMMER

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting Onsite $140.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/10/2024-7/31/2024

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting Onsite $105.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/13/2024-7/27/2024

 

CURRENT CLASSES

WINTER

Onsite Portrait Painting Workshop $350.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
1/20/2024-1/21/2024

Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/24/2024-3/27/2024

Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $295.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/27/2024-3/16/2024

gavinglakas@yahoo.com