Derek Michael Besant
Derek Michael Besant is active/lives in Alberta / Canada. Derek Besant is known for mural and easel painting, museum professional, teaching.
Biography Derek Michael Besant
Derek Michael Besant was born in Fort McLeod, Alberta, in 1950. Growing up with parents who worked in the oil patch, he moved around a lot, and lived in Ottawa, Ontario, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Manitoba and various cities in Alberta.
“I attended 13 different schools before university,” Besant writes. “I can always remember painting a fence in a new yard that backed onto the wild prairie, a woodland, or mountainous valley. I tend to be good at research, so education was a positive experience for me, even with all the moving between provinces.” (Besant, correspondence with the author, March 13, 2008)
After high school Besant was headed for studies in Geophysics at university, but followed his “inner instincts” and stu
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