Glen Cowan Simpson

December 15, 2020


Glen Cowan Simpson, age 79 of Fairbanks, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home. 

Glen was born in Atlin, British Columbia, Canada. He has lived in Alaska for the past 59 years. He was married in 1964 to Melissa Simpson. Glen was a Professor Emeritus in the Art Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His work is in the Alaska State Museum, Anchorage Museum, UAF Museum of the North, and the Smithsonian.

His family said, “Glen was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and a man who truly enjoyed teaching metalsmithing. He died peacefully at home with his wife and son holding his hands while drifting away.” 

There won’t be a funeral or memorial service. Please consider a small donation to the UAF Museum at with the designation to Museum Fine Arts.

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