John Snow - 1911-2004. Dr. Snow's prints have been described as "moody and rich-hued", and "varied and venturesome." He himself has said of his work that "coloring is of primary importance." Dr. Snow has been called "a central figure in Canadian art" who helped usher Alberta into the modernist period - not by imitating foreign styles but by inventing a vocabulary unique to the province. He is praised for his generosity, approachability, and gentleness - qualities that have made him a mentor to new generations of artists.