Canadian Postage Stamps
Search Provinces Series Blog Collecting About Contact

Snow in Bethlehem, Milne

Snow in Bethlehem, Milne Canada Postage Stamp
Add to Wishlist
Find on ebay
Title
Snow in Bethlehem, Milne
Denomination
64¢
Date of Issue
November 2, 1984
Quantity
17,400,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Christmas
Series Time Span
1984
Perforation or Dimension
13.5
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Jean Morin. Designed by Tom Yakobina.
Original Artwork
David Bruce Milne, "Snow in Bethlehem", 1941 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
About Stamp
Religious themes have often been the source of artistic inspiration. The Annunciation, or Ave Maria, and the Nativity are perhaps the themes most frequently dealt with in Christian painting, and Canadian painting is no exception to this tradition. Religious painting filled a pressing need for church decoration in the seventeenth century. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, painters moved away from religious themes, and in the twentieth century their works were enlivened by various fashionable styles. But the Christmas theme still returns with freshness and spontaneity, as we can see from these paintings. David Milne was fascinated by the way young children painted religious themes without preconceived ideas. In the same joyful and imaginative way, he produced a series of paintings on biblical themes, including "Snow in Bethlehem." These paintings were created in the early 1940's. The 1984 Christmas stamps were designed by Jean Morin and Tom Yakobina of Montreal. The Bouchard painting is in a private collection. The Dallaire painting is on loan to the Vancouver Art Gallery from a private collector. The Milne painting is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1984.
Improve Stamp Information
Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.
Similar Stamps
Connection to ebay failed! This is normally caused by AdBlockers. Disable your AdBlocker to see ebay results.
No direct matches found. Click on the button below to search related items.
Search ebay