Glen Alps

(American, born 1914, died 1996)

Late artist and professor Glen Alps (1914-1996) was mainly a printmaker and sculptor. He is credited with developing the collagraph method of printmaking and coining the word "collagraph" in 1956. It was his main art form. He spread and taught the techniques he developed for making collagraphs during his long career as both an artist and a teacher.

Alps received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State College of Education and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1947. He began teaching at the University of Washington while a graduate student and continued teaching until his retirement in 1984. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 1972.