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Canadian artist and curator Gordon Snyder was born in Edmonton, Alberta, March 11, 1951. Studied at the University of Alberta, Alberta College of Art, Emma Lake Art Workshops and the University of Lethbridge. Owner/director/manager of Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, (1977-1979), Glenmore Gallery, Toronto, (1979-1980), and Snyder Hedlin Fine Art Consultants (1981-1986). Currently employed at the Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia. Long time friend of Illingworth Kerr; acted as his representative and curated two major exhibitions of Kerr's work including Harvest of the Spirit - Illingworth Kerr Retrospective at the Edmonton Art Gallery in 1985 which travelled to nine galleries across Canada. Inherited Kerr's slide collection.