Mr. Silcox, former President of Sotheby’s Canada, has had a long and successful career in the cultural life of Canada at all levels of government and at both York University and the University of Toronto.
He was Assistant Deputy Minister, federal Department of Communications (Culture), Deputy Minister of Culture and Communication, Ontario, and founding Director of Metropolitan Torontoâ€™s cultural affairs department.
He has served on numerous boards from Stratford, NFB, TIFF, PEN Canada, Massey and Roy Thomson Halls, TĂ©lĂ©film Canada (Chairman), Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal (Chair
and CEO), and the Gardiner Museum, among others David was the founding director of Torontoâ€™s Outdoor Art Exhibition, the 1981 Theatre Festival, the 1984 Toronto International Festival, the 1978 International Sculpture Symposium, and of CinĂ©matĂ¨que Ontario, among many other involvements.
As well as numerous catalogues and articles on contemporary Canadian artists, Silcox has written a biography and the Catalogue RaisonnĂ© of Canadian artist David Milne (U of T Press), the monograph Christopher Pratt, The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, and co-wrote, with Harold Town Tom Thomson, the Silence and the Storm.