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Artist John Harold Thomas Snow
Title Autumn Landscape
Media oil on canvas
Dated 1975
Size 23.75 x 30 in. / 60.3 x 76.2 cm.
Frame Size 30.5 x 36.5 x 1.75 in.
Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

Notes
signed and dated lower right; signed, titled and dated verso; framed

Provenance
corporate collection, Calgary


Biographical Information
John Harold Thomas Snow ~ [1911-2004] Canadian ASA, CSGA, RCA
Snow was born in Vancouver in 1911, lived in England during WW1 and with the family returned to Olds, Alberta in 1919. He had successful career for over 43 years with the Royal Bank of Canada and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII. After the war he and Maxwell Bates began a fruitful friendship that invigorated the art scene in Calgary and supported the modernist period of art in Alberta. As self-taught printers they began making lithographs with two old machine presses they rescued from an alleyway and this medium came to define Snow's work, though he also worked in watercolour, oil, mixed media, concrete sculpture, textiles, and intaglio relief. In addition to his talent in the visual arts, Snow was an accomplished musician who helped create the New Works Calgary Society and he also organized the Calgary Film Society in the late 1940s. He was inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1996. His residence and studio is now registered on the Canadian Register of Historic Places; see John Snow House

For more detailed biographical information see Government of Alberta and Feckless Collection; see a comprehensive 2002 article written in Galleries West; see also John Snow: Four Decades, by M.Joslin, E.A.G., 1990; Founders of the A.C.A., by V.Greenfield, pg.101 and pg.65; Printmaking in Alberta 1945-1985, by B.Cochran, pg.137 and A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.425; included in Jubilee Exhibition of Alberta Paintings, by J.Nicoll, pg.28, Calgary Allied Art Centre, 1955; included in Alberta Society of Artists, the First Seventy-Five Years, by K.Zimon, pg.42, pl.45a, UofC Press; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.35, Westbridge Pub., 2003 for biography; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.383 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.360

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John Harold Thomas Snow ~ [1911-2004] Canadian ASA, CSGA, RCA
Snow was born in Vancouver in 1911, lived in England during WW1 and with the family returned to Olds, Alberta in 1919. He had successful career for over 43 years with the Royal Bank of Canada and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII. After the war he and Maxwell Bates began a fruitful friendship that invigorated the art scene in Calgary and supported the modernist period of art in Alberta. As self-taught printers they began making lithographs with two old machine presses they rescued from an alleyway and this medium came to define Snow's work, though he also worked in watercolour, oil, mixed media, concrete sculpture, textiles, and intaglio relief. In addition to his talent in the visual arts, Snow was an accomplished musician who helped create the New Works Calgary Society and he also organized the Calgary Film Society in the late 1940s. He was inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1996. His residence and studio is now registered on the Canadian Register of Historic Places; see John Snow House

For more detailed biographical information see Government of Alberta and Feckless Collection; see a comprehensive 2002 article written in Galleries West; see also John Snow: Four Decades, by M.Joslin, E.A.G., 1990; Founders of the A.C.A., by V.Greenfield, pg.101 and pg.65; Printmaking in Alberta 1945-1985, by B.Cochran, pg.137 and A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.425; included in Jubilee Exhibition of Alberta Paintings, by J.Nicoll, pg.28, Calgary Allied Art Centre, 1955; included in Alberta Society of Artists, the First Seventy-Five Years, by K.Zimon, pg.42, pl.45a, UofC Press; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.35, Westbridge Pub., 2003 for biography; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.383 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.360

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