Canadian Postage Stamps
Search Provinces Series Blog About Contact

Children of the Raven

Christmas, Native Nativity

Title

Children of the Raven

Denomination

78¢

Date of Issue

October 25, 1990

Year

Quantity

14,500,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Christmas, Native Nativity

Series Time Span

1990

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Based on a painting by William Ronald Reid.

Original Artwork

William Ronald Reid, "Children of the Raven", 1977 Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

About Stamp

This year, Canada Post Corporation's annual Christmas set features the works of four native Canadian artists. Each one has depicted the nativity or the origin of human life according to their particular cultural beliefs. Jackson Beardy's "Rebirth" (Cree) is seen on the 34¢ GREET MORE stamp. It is a rendering of the beginnings of life and its cycles of existence. On the 39¢ domestic rate, Norval Morrisseau (Ojibwa) "nativizes" a classic Christian image in his painting "Virgin Mary with Christ Child and St. John the Baptist." The green stone sculpture, "Mother and Child", created by a Cape Dorset Inuit artist (believed to be Luka Qiatsuk), is featured on the 45¢ U.S. rate design. And the 78¢ international rate stamp uses Bill Reid's serigraph on paper, "Children of the Raven", portraying the first human beings entering the world according to Haida belief. Montreal graphic designer Clermont Malenfant put distinctive backgrounds of metallic colours, textile, blanket or tapestry patterns from each artist's culture together with the artwork and the appropriate translation of the Christmas wish "Peace on Earth".

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Presenting, 1990.

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