Layers of Home

John Snow

Layers of Home

February 2, 2018 - March 30, 2018

John Snow, while immersed in his career of finance, was an Albertan artist who was proficient in painting, sculpting, print making, and most notably, his fine art lithographs. Snow started producing art during his time as a Royal Air Force Navigator and received his first formal art training in 1946 when he returned to Canada. Snow would continue practicing art for the rest of his banking career while also receiving an honorary degree in Doctor of Laws from the University in Calgary in 1984. John Snow was a mentor, along with his fellow artist Maxwell Bates, who helped bring modernism and a more rich and diverse artistic culture to his community in Calgary. Snow was innovative and imaginative in his artistic techniques and perspectives and would become known as Alberta’s premiere lithographer.

With this selection from the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s Permanent Collection we can view Snow’s skill and playfulness in his colour compositions and in his variety of optical configurations. These modern and contemporary lithographs and lino block prints invite you to contemplate the atmosphere of home.

Guest Curated by Danielle Ribar