-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Wilfrid Laurier.


Sir Henry Charles Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919) politician, seventh Prime Minister of Canada, the first francophone Prime Minister of Canada (1896 – 1911), Liberal.

Nickname : “Great Conciliator”.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

Thomas D’Arcy McGee.


Thomas D’Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee (13 April 1826 – 7 April 1868) an Irish immigrant, politician, journalist, poet, one of the Fathers of the Canadian Confederation, member of Canadian Parliament (Liberal-Conservative Party), was shot after making a speech in the House of Commons 7 April 1868.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.


“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