1944Born in Waterloo Ontario
1956Began painting at the age of twelve
1963-6Attended Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1963First exhibition, Mall Gallery, Ottawa
1966Toured Europe and continued through the years with trips to Europe, Central and South America, New Zealand, and United States
1967Exhibitions in Buffalo, NY
1969Began to paint Mennonite life
1970First one-man show of Mennonite paintings in Kitchener
1971Large group of paintings purchased by Industrial Acceptance Corporation (now HSBC Bank Canada)
1972-1973One-man shows throughout Ontario
1974One-man show at Eatons Art Gallery, College Street, Toronto
1975Opened studio/gallery in Waterloo
1976Painting purchased by National Museum of Man, Ottawa now known as the Canadian Museum of History
1977Artist-in-Residence at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo
1978Mennonite Country: Waterloo County Drawings by Peter Etril Snyder published by Sand Hills Books
1979One-man show at Ontario House, London, England.
Paul Martin Sr. commissioned portrait
1980Introduction by Christian Bell Porcelain of the first four of a series of limited edition collectors plates designed by Peter Etril Snyder
1981Published the first Pioneer Life reproduction, Cooks Tavern
1982Commissioned by Murphy Oil Company Limited, Calgary, Alberta to paint scenes of their properties in Alberta
1983Modelled four figures cast by Gosset Bronze in cold cast bronze
1984One-man show at Harrison Galleries, Vancouver, BC
1985Honorary Chairman, Grand River Conservation Foundation.
Continuing association with Grand River Conservation Foundation includes Downsteam acrylic painting, series of drawings, and set of three train paintings for Rails to Trails fundraising.
Presentation of the painting, The Homestead, to H.R.H. Prince Philip
1986Co-published A Painters Harvest with C.B.C. Enterprises, 176-page, full-colour book
1987Opened new reproduction boutique at Kitchener Market Square.
First gallery representation in London, England
1988One-man show at Galerie Westmount, Montreal.
Opened new gallery in Waterloo City Centre for original paintings
1989Commissions from Upjohn Companys Pharmaceutical Division and Animal Health Care Division.
Two month Exhibition at KW Art Gallery sponsored by Lloyds Bank Canada showcasing Non Mennonite works.
Afternoon Outing painting and reproductions for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation as a fundraiser.
Placemats and coasters with Jason of New Zealand.
Opened new reproduction boutique at St. Jacobs Riverworks.
Work first displayed by Windjammer Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
1990Cross-Canada 5x15 mural for boardroom of National Trust Company, Toronto.
First paintings of thoroughbred racing honoured by Ontario Agriculture Museum
1991Commissions for Janet Lynns Bistro, Waterloo/Maple Lane Dairy 1992.
Commission for RCMP to celebrate Canada 125.
Began producing a yearly Monthy Planner for Volunteers, which for 2002 was distributed free of charge to 25,000 individuals in national, provincial and local organizations
1993Artist Laureate, Grand River Foundation
1995Poster for the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show, Ayr, ON
1996Thirty-year Retrospective Exhibition, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Mural at KidsAbility (formerly Rotary Childrens Centre), Waterloo.
Artist-in-Residence, Ontario Agricultural Museum.
Commission for Home Hardware Calendar.
Published A New Harvest, 123-page, full-colour book
1997Published Picture Maker, An Autobiography, 64-page, full-colour book
1998Poster for the Royal Winter Fair
1999Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.
Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International).
First painting in a series of 12 for KidsAbility, (formerly Rotary Childrens Centre), Waterloo
2000-03Through My Eyes, weekly column for the Waterloo Chronicle
2001Opening and closing address to commemorate International Year of the Volunteer for the United Way.
Monthly guest on Daytime, Rogers Television.
Published The Painted Horse, 120-page, full-colour book
2001-03Weekly talk at CKWR in conjunction with the Waterloo Chronicle column
2002-03Travel Sights, weekly column for The Record
2003Published Painting Canada, 143-page, full-colour book
2003-06Travel Sketches column in Antique & Collectibles magazine
2004One of 50 Community Champions selected by CKCO-TV to mark their 50th Anniversary in broadcasting to Southern Ontario.
Weekly feature on CKCO-TV Noon News
2005Donated to the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Ontario, for their 25th Anniversary, a 72 inch by 96 inch mural of performers, painted in the lobby over the course of one year.
Gift of 52,000 negatives to Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Conrad Grebel College.
Published Painting the Grand River Valley, 62-page, full-colour book
2006Commission for the Shantz Reunion Committee celebrating 200 years of the Shantz Family in the Waterloo Region.
Commission for the Galt Country Club to celebrate their Centennial.
Personal Commission of the Harmony Lunch, Waterloo
2007Selected by the Waterloo Public Library for Waterloo 150 (150 individuals who have shaped the Waterloo community over the past 150 years) in celebration of the City of Waterloo 150th birthday.
Mural of the Parasaurolophus Dinosaur for the Earth Sciences Museum as part of the University of Waterloos 50th Anniversary.
Historical painting of the Schneider House, Queen Street, Kitchener, for the Joseph and Barbara (Eby) Schneider 200th Anniversary/Reunion Planning Committee.
Commemorative painting of the New Hamburg Historic Grandstand.
Introduced a new interpretive style of painting to complement the traditional work of the past forty years
2008Commission painting for Gay Lea Foods marking their 100th Anniversary.
Purchase of reproductions for retirees by Maple Leaf Foods of a personally commissioned painting of the original J.M. Schneider shop.
Extended trip to France which included several weeks on a canal boat.
The Erb Group of Companies commissioned painting to celebrate their 50 years in business, incorporating many items with much sentimental value.
Commission painting of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Fergus, with reproductions used as a fundraiser towards the purchase of a new organ.
2009Started a large project to create a new website with a change of architecture.
Closed the Gallery
2011My View a six episode series for Rogers TV
2012Large group of paintings donated to Grand River Hospital.
2014Donated group of Paintings to St. Mary’s Hospital.
2015Donated group of Paintings to Innisfree House.
2016Niece of the artist, Cynthia Weber heads up the design and launch of a new website. Pete transfers copyright of his complete portfolio to Cynthia.
August 28th 2017Peter's Death