is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Explorers Club. Born in 1945, Loates began his professional career at the age of 11, when he designed the Canadian Cancer Society's daffodil logo, used for several decades. In 1964, he had his first one-person show at the Royal Ontario Museum. In 1968 he won the Royal Philatelic Award for Canada's first full-color postage stamp, the "Gray Jay." He has also been the subject of several television specials, including the award-winning documentaries "Colour It Living" and "Paint It Wild."
Loates is the first Canadian artist to be represented at the White House. In 1982, The Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau arranged for Glen to meet with President Reagan in the Oval Office to present Glen's painting, "The Bald Eagle" to the American people on behalf of Canada. Glen's other work was also given to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada.