Snow, Michael (1928- )

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Snow, Michael (1928- )

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Born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1928, Michael Snow is the son of Gerald Bradley Snow, a veteran of the First World War, a civil engineer and surveyor, and Antoinette Levesque. He traces the dualistic structure of his work to his Canadian upbringing between two cultures—English and French—and his early awareness of the different qualities of sight and sound, learned from his parents.
Having studied at the Ontario College of Art in his native Toronto, he travelled in Europe in the 1950s and lived in New York in the 1960s. Snow’s has been recognized internationally for his contributions to three spheres of cultural activity—visual art, experimental film, and music.
He lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.


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Biography excerpted from bio written by Martha Langford " Michael Snow, Life and Work" Art Canada Institute:
MacDonald, Colin S. A Dictionary of Canadian Artists. 1st ed., Canadian Paperbacks Pub, 1967. p. 58-62.
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