Glen Eugene Eisner


Glen Eisner grew up in Manteca with a single-minded desire to become a professional artist. He deems his hometown of Manteca instrumental in stimulating his dreams into reality. Through the support and encouragement of his family, Mantecas Public Schools, Public Library, Scout Troop 432, and the Manteca Artists' Guild, Eisner happily realized his lifelong dream.

The prosthetic sculpture work of Eisner has garnered Emmy Awards, three years in a row, for best make-up: one for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and two for "The X-Files." Furthermore, he received an Emmy nomination for his work on "Babylon 5."

In 1988 he earned a Professional Caliber Certificate from Dick Smiths advanced professional make-up course. Smith is Eisner's major influence in sculpture.

Some of Eisner's film and TV credits include: "Gremlins 2," "Terminator 2," "The Nutty Professor," "The Mask of Zorro," "Walking with Dinosaurs 2," "Die Another Day," "Passion," "Cat in the Hat, "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Van Helsing."

As a sculptor, draftsman, and oil painter, Eisner finds portraiture, landscapes, and animal life his favorite subject matter. He believes that working directly from life, whenever possible, is instrumental to creating powerful artwork.

Eisner graduated from Manteca High School in 1982 and was inducted into the Manteca High School Hall of Fame in 2000.

Eisner enjoys inspiring others through lecturing and teaching.