Born: April 11, 1914, Stirling, United Kingdom
Died: January 27, 1987, Montreal, Canada
Education: Glasgow School of Art
Lived: 21 Albert Place, Stirling, Scotland
Books: The drawings of Norman McLaren, Georges Melies: first wizard of cinema
Parents: William McLaren, Jean Smith McLaren
Norman McLaren was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn on film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound. His longtime companion was NFB director Guy Glover, whom he met at the ballet in London in 1937. The two were together until McLaren’s death. McLaren's awards included an Oscar for the Best Documentary in 1952 for Neighbours, a Silver Bear for best short documentary at the 1956 Berlin International Film Festival Rythmetic and a 1969 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film for Pas de deux. Guy Glover was a producer and actor, known for The Street, The Stratford Adventure and Bethune. The 100th anniversary of the birth of McLaren was marked by a project entitled “McLaren Wall-to-Wall” in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district, with short films inspired by McLaren works Neighbours, Begone Dull Care, Synchromy and Spheres.
Together from 1937 to 1987: 50 years.
Guy Glover (November 5, 1910 - May 17, 1988)
Norman McLaren (April 11, 1914 – January 27, 1987)
Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Norman McLaren (April 11, 1914 –January 27, 1987) was a Scottish/Canadian animator, director and producer known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was born at 21 Albert Place, Stirling, Scotland and studied set design at the Glasgow School of Art. McLaren's longtime partner was fellow NFB director Guy Glover, whom he met at the ballet in London in 1937. The two men remained in a committed relationship until McLaren’s death.
Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
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