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A Unique Gift Idea
The Union Proclamation 1873
by Dusan Kadlec
The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada Millennium Fund Raising Project Commemorative Limited Edition Reproduction.
In 1998, The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada commissioned critically acclaimed Canadian artist, Dusan Kadlec for a commemorative painting to mark the 125th Anniversary Prince Edward Island joining Confederation in 1873. There are 873 reproductions of this nostalgic image published. Each piece in the strictly limited edition is colour corrected, signed and numbered by the artist personally.
The painting depicts the Colonial Building, now known as Province House in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on a bright sunny day in 1873 during the official reading of the Union Proclamation that united Prince Edward Island to the new Dominion of Canada. Crowds, dressed in the finery of the day, stand outside and listen as the historic proclamation is read.
To ensure the lasting beauty and value of these special commemorative pieces of fine art, uncoated, superfine cover, ultrawhite, 100 lb., 100% acid free paper made expressly for fine art reproduction has been used.
To ensure its safety during transportation, each reproduction will come in a rigid stitched print holder constructed with 10 millimeter clear PVC that will not tear or crack. The holder is inserted with 2 millimeter recycled corrugated polypropylene board which is 100% moisture and heat resistant, is completely inert and will not give off any gases that could damage the art.
Image Size 16 7/8″ x 25 7/16″
Paper Size 20 3/8″ x 28 1/4″
Edition size 873 s/n, 25 artist proofs, 6 publishers proofs, 3 printers proofs
Issue Price #1 300, $200, #301 873 $280
Artist proofs are not available for purchase.
The College of Piping, a non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity, will receive the net proceeds of the sales from this project. These proceeds will be used to help subsidize the cultural performing arts programs offered by The College.
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About the artist
Dusan Kadlec marked his 30th anniversary as a professional artist in 1998. Born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1942, he received his Masters degree from the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1967. Shortly afterward, in 1968, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Nova Scotia where he now makes his home. Since that time he has concentrated his extraordinary artistic ability developing his unique and immediately recognizable style. His compassionate studies of cities like Halifax, Toronto, Boston, and Amsterdam are all meticulously researched through each and every available archival source. They are highly sought after and are now considered the standard by numerous collectors worldwide. In the tradition of the Old Masters, Kadlecs art is at once both simple and profound. His vivid canvases of nineteenth and early twentieth century life continue to win him an ever increasing number of fans both at home and abroad. Today, the fifty-seven year old artists continuing output of major works is viewed by many as the undisputed benchmark of urban and Maritime heritage.