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|A POLAR BEAR SHOWCASE PIECE|
|(One and only one print run of 1,996 Limited Edition Prints made)|
|Dignitaries and famous people who have received his work have been the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles (Limited Edition Print 1/1,996 printed), Canada’s former Prime Minister, Honourable Jean Chrétien (Limited Edition Print 2/1,996 printed), and former president of the United States of America, William J. Clinton (Limited Edition Print 3/1,996 printed). Robert Bateman at Manitoba Art Expo 97 received one Limited Edition polar bear print that was presented to him by the art exhibits curator.|
In Canada, Churchill, Manitoba is known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the world".
On April 24, 1996, The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles attended the grand opening of Wapusk National Park of Canada. This new National Park is located east and south of Churchill, Manitoba, protecting a vital habitat area that is 11,475 square kilometers. This park is of International interest as it is one of the world’s largest polar bear maternity denning sites. This designated parkland along the coast of Hudson Bay is also home to hundreds of thousands of waterfowl and shoreline birds that feed there during migration season.
To coincide with the opening of this National Park by His Royal Highness, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced Canada’s first ever two dollar coin which features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on one side, and a polar bear on the other side.
"Northern Canadian Superiority - Polar Bear I" is the name I gave to my drawing. A limited edition of 1,996 prints were created to commemorate this special "Polar Bear" year for Canada.
Size: 20"x26" (Poster Size Professional Limited Edition Print)
This drawing was printed on Tuesday, May 14, 1996 where 1,996 Limited Edition Prints were printed. Each is printed on the finest super-premium quality, alkaline PH, acid free, smooth textured paper.
The quality of each Webber Printing edition is closely supervised. The artist is consulted during the printing process. If either the artist or Webber Printing is not satisfied with the reproduction during any phase, the work is destroyed and the process repeated until the artist and Webber Printing are both satisfied with the reproduction. The artist does not sign an edition until it meets his approval.
Artwork and Images Copyright 1996 Douglas Gemmill - All Rights Reserved