-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Frederick Banting.


Sir Frederick Grant Banting (14 November 1891 – 21 February 1941) – scientist, doctor, co-discoverer of insulin, was awarded the Noble Prize in 1923, was knighted by King George V in 1934.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

Lawren Harris.


Lawren Stuart Harris (23 October, 1885 – 29 January, 1970) – painter, member of Group of Seven, who has discovered and developed a new Canadian painting style.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood.

Lester Pearson.


Lester Bowles “Mike” Pearson (23 April 1897 – 27 December 1972) – scholar, statesman, soldier and diplomat, who won the Nobel Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis; the 14th Prime Minister of Canada. Liberal.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

Pierre Trudeau.


Pierre Elliott Trudeau (18 October 1919 – 28 September 2000) – the 15th Prime Minister of Canada (1968-1979, 1980-1984). Liberal.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.




“Historical Figures of Canada” Doll Collection by Irina Gorelkina

Is it possible to arrange the meeting where Samuel de Champlain, Comte de Frontenac, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, William  Lyon Mackenzie King and Agnes Campbell Macphail could discuss  important political issues together?

No, they had lived in different historical periods. And “Yes”- it is possible in the world of art.


My doll collection “Historical Figures of Canada” is now on display at the Essa Public Library in Angus, Ontario.

I am grateful to the South Simcoe Arts Council and to the administration of Essa Public Library for making  it happen.

I offer you some images from this collection and hope you will enjoy them.

1. Comte de Frontenac                  2. Lawren Harris


3. Samuel de Champlain                4. Thomas D’Arcy McGee

Samuel de ChamplainThomas D'Arcy McGee

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA