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Village in the Laurentian Mountains

Village in the Laurentian Mountains Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Village in the Laurentian Mountains
Denomination
15¢
Date of Issue
November 1, 1974
Quantity
20,360,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Christmas
Series Time Span
1974
Perforation or Dimension
13.5
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Based on a painting by Clarence Alphonse Gagnon Designed by Wallis & Matanovic
Original Artwork
Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, "Village in the Laurentian Mountains", circa 1924 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the boardwalk near the bottom of the stamp.

About Stamp

For Christmas 1974, the Canada Post Office will issue four stamps featuring paintings by Canadian artists which evoke the spirit and feeling of the Christmas season in Canada: "Nativité" by Jean Paul Lemieux, "Skaters in Hull" by Henri Masson, "The Ice Cone, Montmorency Falls" by Robert C. Todd and "Village in the Laurentian Mountains" by Clarence A. Gagnon. Clarence A. Gagnon was born in Montreal in 1881. He studied under William Brymner at the school of Art Association of Montreal from 1897 to 1900. In 1904, Gagnon went to Paris to study at the Académie Julien for one year. After travelling through Europe, he returned to Canada in 1909, to Baie-Saint-Paul in particular, his favourite sketching ground, and until 1914 he divided his time between Paris and Baie-Saint-Paul. Gagnon lived mostly in Europe from 1922 to 1936 and it was during this time that he illustrated L. F. Rouquette's "Le grand silence blanc" and Louis Hémon's "Maria Chapdelaine". Gagnon died in Montreal in 1942. In his lifetime, he worked as an etcher, painter and illustrator, always conveying his love and understanding of his native province in his art. The painting "Village in the Laurentian Mountains" is reproduced courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada with the permission of the Waiter Klinkhoff Gallery.

Reference
Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1974.
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