|Born||May 5, 1926
|Died||November 17, 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Known for||photography, conceptual art|
2006 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts2012 Scotiabank Photography Award
After training and working as a graphic designer, Maggs turned to commercial photography in the 1960s. At the age of 47, he decided to become a visual artist concentrating on photography and conceptualism and focusing on such things as death notices and tags documenting child labour in French textile factories.
Characteristic of Maggs' early work are his black-and-white portraits taken from the front, side and back, and presented in grid formation exemplified in the internationally acclaimed portraits of Joseph Beuys, Joseph Beuys: 100 Frontal Views, Düsseldorf, 21.10.80 and Joseph Beuys: 100 Profile Views, Düsseldorf, 21.10.80. Created in Beuys' Düsseldorf home in 1980, the images appear to be identical, but are 200 different photographs of Beuys attempting to sit completely still. In 2006, Maggs was awarded the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. In 2012 Maggs was awarded the Scotiabank Photography Award.
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