Arthur Glickman, former president of Allied, dies at 88

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Arthur Glickman was a New Jersey-based sculptor who served as president of Allied Artists from 1986-1989.  He later served many years on the Presidential Advisory Committee, making vital contributions to the scope and direction of the organization.

In his work, Arthur strove to create an emotion to which the viewer can relate.  His works have been exhibited in over fifty individual galleries in 15 states and are included in numerous private collections.  

The artist was commissioned to produce the following awards: The Washington Gas Light Corporation; International Business Machines; The Adoptive Parents Committee of NY; Family Focus Adoption Services; The Youth Consultation Service, NJ.

Arthur received numerous awards throughout his career; including being the C-Span Presidential Series Contest Award in Washington, D. C. on February 21, 2000 for his relief entitled “Jefferson, The Father of Democracy”. The artist was subsequently interviewed and his award winning relief featured on WCBS Television Channel 2 in New York City and Channel 12 in New Jersey.

His 14 foot holy ark houses the Torah at the New Synagogue in Fort Lee, NJ 

Arthur was also a tireless advocate for adoption.  He helped found the organization Family Focus Adoption Services and lobbied NJ legislators to amend state laws regarding adoption,

Arthur died December 5, 2011.  He will be missed and remembered.