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.