While at the stamp fair yesterday, I found these stamps and had to buy them. I'd not remembered seeing them before, but they were issued in 1995 and I wasn't sending out much mail during the mid 90s.
So, for Sunday Stamps (and for LGS, who was hoping for some Canadian landscapes with last week's post which I disappointed...) here are three artists from The Group of Seven showing landscapes of Northern Ontario.
'From the North Shore, Lake Superior'
by Lawren Harris, 1923
'Serenity, Lake of the Woods'
by Frank Johnston, 1922
'A September Gale, Georgian Bay'
by Arthur Lismer, 1923
These stamps featuring the actual paintings are much prettier than the 'Centennial' series that for some reason don't even mention the artist, though for anyone familiar they would be instantly recognizable. As a comparison here are some examples
The Solemn Land by J.E.H. Macdonald
The Jack Pine by Tom Thomson
The Greenland Mountains by Lawren Harris
(So, I guess it's actually five of seven after my edit)