Iain Baxter&

Iain Baxter& (born Iain Baxter, he legally change his name in 2005) is a pioneering Canadian conceptual artist. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor’s School of Visual Arts.

Baxter& was born in Middlesbrough, England on November 16, 1936. His family immigrated to Calgary, Canada in 1937. He attended the University of Idaho, where he received a BSc in Iain Baxter&Zoology in 1959 and his Masters of Education in 1962. Baxter& studied art and aesthetics theory in Japan in 1961, and completed a MFA at Washington State University in 1964.
In 1966 he was the first artist to adopt a corporate persona: the N.E. Thing Company (NETCO). The Company disbanded in 1978. Baxter& has worked in various roles at the University of Windsor. He began as an Associate Professor in 1988, acted as the Director of the Visual Arts Department from 1996-1997, and was appointed Professor Emeritus in 2002. The artist has received a number of honours and awards. He was appointed an Officer of Canada in 2003, received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2004, was inducted as a Member of the Order of British Columbia 2007, and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013.


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