Thursday, June 29, 2006

Michael Snow

Interior of the Eaton Centre showing one of Michael Snow's best known sculptures, called StopFlight.

Michael Snow (born December 10, 1929) is a Canadian artist, film maker, and musician.

He was born in Toronto and studied at Upper Canada College and the Ontario College of Art. He had his first solo exhibition in 1957. Since then, his work has appeared at exhibitions across Europe and North America.

Snow is also an important film maker, his reputation mainly based on the work Wavelength.

He also has a long-standing interest in improvised music, as indicated by the soundtrack to his film New York Eye and Ear Control. He has played piano in the group CCMC since the mid-1970s.

In 1981, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.


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