The West Wind, Tom Thomson, 1917
Date of Issue
May 3, 1990
Masterpieces of Canadian Art
Series Time Span
1988 - 2002
Perforation or Dimension
12.5 x 13.5
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
Thomas John Thomson, "The West Wind", 1917 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
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."
Canada Post Corporation. Presenting, 1990.
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