Born October 30, in New York City(Full name Samuel Glanckopf). As a child Glankoff taught himself to paint by copying miniature paintings he had seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As a conscientious objector of WWI, left for Cuba, where he was falsely accused of espionage, imprisoned, and then released in 1919.
Returned to New York.
Began living with Frances Kornblum, his partner for forty years. Glankoff and Kornblum spent the majority of their time in Woodstock in a large one-room stone house, where the attic served as Glankoff’s studio.
Moved to an apartment on East 33rd Street, New York City, and continued to commute between Woodstock and New York City until the 1960s.
Kornblum died. Glankoff sold the house in Woodstock, and devoted the next uninterrupted 12 years to his art.