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Woodview, ON

"In these designs, my constant use of familiar images of plants and animals and of the human face and figure is deliberate. These universal and easily understood objects serve to restate my conviction that it is important to remember what we are, where we belong and what is of permanent value."

� Born in Bristol, England, immigrated to Canada in 1962

� Apprenticeship with bookbinder Ernest Tovey, Bristol, England 1955-60/ with bookbinder George Bayntun, Bath, England 1960-61
� Bookbinding classes at the School of Printing, Bristol College of Technology, England 1955-60
� Bookbinding and Life Drawing classes, West of England College of Art, Bristol, England 1961-62

Selected Exhibitions, Awards:
� "In Retrospect, Designer Bookbindings by Michael Wilcox", solo, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 1998
� "Gold Tooled Bindings on Bernard Middleton's Recollections", group, British Library, London, England 1997
� Solo exhibition, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US 1983
� Recipient, 1985 Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts



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