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The West Wind, Tom Thomson, 1917

Masterpieces of Canadian Art

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 3, 1990
Year 1990
Quantity 10,500,000
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13.5
Series Masterpieces of Canadian Art
Series Time Span 1988 - 2002
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

On 3 May 1990, Canada Post Corporation is issuing the third stamp in the Masterpieces of Canadian Art series. In recognition of Canadian artist Tom Thomson's contributions to our artistic heritage, the stamp reproduces one of his most famous paintings, "The West Wind". The oil-on-canvas was painted in Toronto during 1916-17 and is considered to be "the spirit of Canada manifest in a picture." Montreal graphic designer Pierre-Yves Pelletier used the same general design format for "The West Wind" as he did for the previous two stamps in the series. Sixteen stamps are arranged in a distinctive pane format, with an extra-wide margin for information on the painting and for decorative detail. The complete sheet will be supplied to customers requesting "corner block sets."


Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.

Original Artwork

Thomas John Thomson, "The West Wind", 1917 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

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