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Passing of artist Michael Snow (1928-2023)
The National Gallery of Canada is deeply saddened by the death of Canadian multidisciplinary artist Michael Snow – a giant in the art world, in Canada and internationally. His innovative, versatile artworks radiate beyond our borders, and made him a formidable ambassador. He represented Canada at the XXXV Venice Biennale in 1970, and his vast oeuvre has been the subject of countless solo and group exhibitions. Snow’s influence spans multiple generations; his legacy one of transforming in unprecedented ways the relationship between the artwork and the viewer. His creative experiments challenged perceptions and ultimately changed how we might understand art, the world and one other. The Gallery invites the public to pay tribute to Michael Snow by coming to appreciate four of his works currently on display in the Indigenous and Canadian galleries.