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Artist Glenn Lewis
Title Sponge Dance Step Alphabet #9 or 10/25
Media colour silkscreens on paper
Dated 1972
Size x in. / x cm.
Estimate $800 - $1,000

Notes
LOT OF TWELVE; each print is signed, dated and numbered along bottom; 'XY' has 'New York Corres - Sponge Dance School of Vancouver' stamp lower right; paper measures [20 x 25.75 in.] each; unframed; some very minor stains noted on some prints

Reference
other editions of this set are included in the National Gallery of Canada and the permanent collection of the City of Burnaby

Provenance
from the estate of Todd A. Davis, Victoria, British Columbia; Todd was an artist, curator and gallery director in Canada for over 50 years and worked at several galleries in Vancouver, Victoria and Nova Scotia


Biographical Information
Glenn Lewis ~ [b.1935]
Born in Chemainus, British Columbia in 1935, Lewis obtained an Honours degree from the Vancouver School of Art in 1958 and a teaching degree from the University of British Columbia in 1959. He studied under Bernard Leach, the artist-potter in Cornwall, England from 1961 to 1963. Much of his work between the 1960s and the 1980s included some aspect of sculpture or positioning as a questioning of the dichotomy between the static and the transient. He was fascinated with seeking commonality and human links revealed by conventional items and popular myth. He worked with photography, film, video, and performance, becoming increasingly interested in nature and topiary. His attention to new media eventually led to his appointment as Head of Media Arts at the Canada Council in 1987 until 1990. He received the prestigious “Emily” award from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2000. He has shown throughout Canada as well as in London, New York, Oakland, Los Angeles. France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Austria, and Belgium. Source: artist's website at glennlewis.art where more biographical information and many examples of his varied works can be found; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website at app.pch.gc.ca/application/aac-aic/description-about.app?lang=en

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Glenn Lewis ~ [b.1935]
Born in Chemainus, British Columbia in 1935, Lewis obtained an Honours degree from the Vancouver School of Art in 1958 and a teaching degree from the University of British Columbia in 1959. He studied under Bernard Leach, the artist-potter in Cornwall, England from 1961 to 1963. Much of his work between the 1960s and the 1980s included some aspect of sculpture or positioning as a questioning of the dichotomy between the static and the transient. He was fascinated with seeking commonality and human links revealed by conventional items and popular myth. He worked with photography, film, video, and performance, becoming increasingly interested in nature and topiary. His attention to new media eventually led to his appointment as Head of Media Arts at the Canada Council in 1987 until 1990. He received the prestigious “Emily” award from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2000. He has shown throughout Canada as well as in London, New York, Oakland, Los Angeles. France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Austria, and Belgium. Source: artist's website at glennlewis.art where more biographical information and many examples of his varied works can be found; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website at app.pch.gc.ca/application/aac-aic/description-about.app?lang=en

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