VALE Ted Snell AM, CitWA (1949–2023)

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Ted Snell, who died on Tuesday 26 September surrounded by his family.

Many will remember Ted as an inspirational teacher, curator and writer, as well as a practising artist specialising in painting and printmaking. He was also known as an active advocate for the arts who chaired the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee and the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.

Ted worked with Fremantle Press on books about some of Australia’s most important artists, such as Pippin Drysdale: Lines of Site, Howard Taylor: Forest Figure, and most recently, Nikulinsky Naturally: an Artist’s Life. He also contributed to Fertile Soil: Fifty Years of Fremantle Art Collection.

He’ll be sorely missed by the WA art community whose work he supported and championed throughout his life. Our condolences go out to his friends and family. He will be much missed and long remembered.

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