Michael Snowden

Douglas Dunn, born 1942. Poet (About 2004)

About this artwork

Poet and author Douglas Dunn was born in Renfrewshire. He trained as a librarian and worked in England and the US, but returned to Britain in 1966 during the Vietnam draft. In 1971 he became a freelance writer and has since written plays, short stories and poetry, for which he has won many awards. The early death of his wife in 1981 brought about his collection of poems, ‘Elegies’, which was Whitbread Book of the Year in 1985. In 1984 Dunn moved back to Scotland, where he held several writer-in-residence posts. In 1991 he was made professor of English and later Director of the Scottish Studies Institute at the University of St Andrews. He received an OBE in 2003. This bust was created from life as part of a series of twelve sculptures of poets for Edinburgh Park.

Michael Snowden

Michael Snowden

Michael Snowden is a sculptor of figures and portraits in bronze. He trained as an art teacher before studying sculpture under Karel Vogel at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London. From 1964 until 1995 he was a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. He is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists, an academician of the Royal Scottish Academy and in 1996 was elected to the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. He has completed many public commissions, including those for the new towns of Livingston and Cumbernauld, for Edinburgh Park, and for the town of Montrose. He has taken part in solo and group exhibitions, and his work is in numerous private collections in Britain and abroad.