Larry Snider


Larry Snider
(614) 561-4302

Hometown: Columbus Ohio
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting, Drawing and Graphics The Ohio State University
Retired: Continental Office Columbus, Ohio 39 years
Positions Interior Design Director, VP Sales Development
Current: Artist and Photographer
Lives in Newark Township just outside of Granville

As a native Ohioan, Larry grew up in Grandview Heights, Ohio and remained in Columbus until moving to the Granville area a little over two years ago when he retired. His childhood and adolescence often found him drawing and painting his surroundings, his friends and family. It was his artistic abilities that paved his way through college at The Ohio State University, where he studied under renowned artist and professor Sidney Chafetz. After graduation, and uncertain where an art degree may lead him, Larry started his career at the then prominent Lazarus Interior Design studio where his artistic eye gave him a natural ability for interior design; that is until he was asked to do kitchens and bathrooms and realized he had no desire for those areas. He spent another two years with The Thomas Ruff Company doing commercial interiors and selling his visions. He was then approached by Continental Office Furniture in 1976 to join their sales and design team, a combination which is hard to find. Continental proved to be the perfect fit, allowing him to have a successful career for 39 years while also indulging his creative mind. Now, finally in retirement, Larry is free to pursue his life dream of being a full time artist.

In addition to his formal education, Larry studied under renowned Ohio native artist Michael McEwan, known for his impressionistic landscapes. Larry has many pieces in both private collections and commercial businesses including Charles Penzone Salons, Malcolms Forbes, and Willie G. Davidson. Larry specializes in landscapes, people and pet portraits. He enjoys oils, pastels and charcoal mediums.

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