Sculptor of figures and portraits in bronze.
Born in Leicestershire, he trained as an art teacher in York
before studying sculpture at Camberwell School of Art under Karel Vogel.
He taught there until 1962, joined the staff at ECA
, 1964, then
became a member of the Scottish Arts Council lecture panel, 1965-72.
He began exhibiting ideal works and mythological subjects at the RSA
1966, and held his first one-man show in Leicester, 1971.
He has received commissions for sculpture in Southwark Cathedral, London;
Livingstone New Town; a Mother and Child group for Cumbernauld;
and Baptized Christ, Craiglockhart College, Edinburgh (1968).
His Children of Glasgow Fountain, Kelvingrove Park, was
commissioned as the Royal Bank of Scotland's exhibit in the 1988 Glasgow
Garden Festival, and was relocated to a site opposite the main (north) entrance
to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 1990, as the Bank's
contribution to the City of Culture celebrations.
The fountain was removed c.2004, as part of the redesign of the area and the
restoration of the museum.
Snowden was elected ARSA
, 1974, and RSA