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Ronald Spickett

Ronald Spickett was born in 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He took classes with Augustus Kenderdine at the Regina Sketch Club. He spent a year at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

He worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Regina Leader-Post and served in the Royal Canadian Navy for some time. 

He moved to Calgary to attend the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art from 1946-1949. 

He worked as a window display artist from 1949 to 1955 in Toronto, Ontario. 

He taught at the Alberta College of Art from 1957-1967 and in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Calgary from 1967-1982. 

His early works were often figurative while his later paintings were more abstract. He is a member of The Royal Canadian Academy. 

Ronald Spickett lives in Calgary, Alberta he is often known by his Buddhist name, Gyo-Zo.