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The Art of Season’s Greetings 7: Canadian Wild-Life

(Added 15 December 2008)

Quaint images of the landscape and of people doing activities in the landscape certainly dominated the imagery of the Canadian Artists Series. There are, however, some exceptions, including religious imagery, historical themes, images of Santa Clause, and scenes of wild-life. Canadian wild-life images include this one by Charles Comfort of a group of deer, and another by Group of Seven artist Fred Varley of a group of crows. Deer and crows are not symbolically connected to Christmas, and thus we could say that these animal images were chosen as representations of Canadian fauna as further demonstrations of the richness of the wilderness.

Image: Charles F. Comfort, Canadian Artists Series, Rous and Mann, Ltd., n.d., Joan Murray Fonds, Library and Archives Canada.

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